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.
Scout And Liz Margolies marry in hope to inspire youth
Liz Margolies married her partner Scout during a small ceremony on Thursday in an old fur vault in Chelsea that will soon be renovated to become a new sanctuary for a LGBT Jewish congregation. The couple thought their wedding could serve as inspiration to LGBT youth who have been following their story.
Scout, a transgender man, proposed to Margolies at a White House reception in honor of LGBT Pride Month in June. After video of the proposal went viral, Scout and Margolies received congratulations from friends, family and others moved by the emotional moment. However, anti-LGBT activists also felt the need to comment. American Family Association radio host and hate group leader Bryan Fischer, tweeted "Woman who thinks she's a man proposes to a woman who thinks she's a woman at a White House reception."
Scout and Margolies were able to respond with a piece in the Advocate, as well as in videos that you can view below.
MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry and LGBT advocate James Clementi both signed the marriage contract. In lieu of gifts, the couple requested donations to the Tyler Clementi Foundation, and the TPOCC, the Transgender People of Color Coalition. The wedding will be featured on Harris-Perry's MSNBC show on Sunday.