More than 1,500 New Yorkers gathered today in Manhattan to mourn the death of a 32 year-old gay man, who was shot down on Friday just blocks away from the historic Stonewall Inn in an apparent act of anti-gay bias.
LGBT Celebs Respond to the NY Marriage Victory
It's been less than 24 hours since NY signed legalized marriage for gay and lesbian couples into law, but thanks to Twitter, celebs far and wide have been sending public messages of excitement and celebration.
Of course for a number of LGBT celebrities, the marriage victory is something they have been eagerly awaiting for personal reasons.
Openly gay actor Neil Patrick Harris tweeted his excitement and revealed that he and partner David Burtka have been engaged for quite some time:
Rosie O'Donnell has an openly gay brother in the New York State Assembly, so she and her family have a lot to celebrate:
Bravo's Andy Cohen was happy to hear the news, which gave Top Chef Just Dessert's Zac Young some ideas:
Other out celebs tweeting their support included Ellen Degeneres, Ricky Martin, Chaz Bono, Sean Hayes, Wilson Cruz, Jake Spears, and Grizzly Bear frontman Ed Droste, who also announced his plans to marry his partner of seven years:
Lady Gaga Tweeted her own emotional reaction to the news, as well as a joyful message and photo of she and her backup dancers celebrating: