Jon and Greg shared their story with nation last year after entering Crate & Barrel’s “Ultimate Wedding Contest.” The couple would eventually garner over 20,000 votes from supporters all over the country, and placed second overall. Now, Jon and Greg are helping to share others’ stories by encouraging their friends and family to support this year’s gay and lesbian “Ultimate Wedding” contestants.
One such couple, Robbie Cronrod and Allen Artcliff, are poised to be among the 2011 finalists, earning over 7,000 votes to date. But Robbie and Allen are hoping for something much more than just the cash prize. “To our knowledge we’d be the first gay couple to win a national contest for a wedding,” says Robbie. “Winning could create nationwide media attention about the importance of marriage being between two loving people... A win for us is a win for the LGBT community.” Other same-sex couples in this year’s contest include Carrie and Anastasia, Theresa and Heather and Patrick and Brian. “Greg and I are both strong believers that by sharing our stories, we can help people understand that gay and lesbian couples are just like them,” says Jonathan. “On Saturday, we will make a promise to love and take care of each other for the rest of our lives – we just hope that one day, everyone will have that same chance.” GLAAD congratulates Jonathan and Gregory on their upcoming wedding! To cast a vote for your favorite same-sex couple in Crate & Barrel’s “Ultimate Wedding Contest,” click here.
Husbands-to-be Robbie Cronord and Allen Artcliff are top contenders in Crate & Barrel's 2011 'Ultimate Wedding Contest'