Marriage

Boe Ramírez and Germán Roa

Boe Ramírez and Germán Roa, of Rockville, MD, have been partners for over 17 years. For them, marriage is a lifelong commitment to be there for each other, in good times and difficult times. When Boe lost his job for being gay, Germán wanted to demonstrate his unconditional love and support, and proposed on Christmas morning. Now that marriage equality is a reality in Maryland, they plan to get married in front of the families that love and support them. (Available in English or Spanish)

Kelebohile (Kele) Nkhereanye & Renee Boyd

Kelebohile (Kele) Nkhereanye & Renee Boyd: Kele and Renee met in in 1989 at Nontraditional Employment for Women, an organization that trains women for careers in skilled construction. Renee is an entrepreneur, and feeds homeless LGBT youth as part of giving back to the community.  Kele is a newly ordained interfaith minister. They are a bi-national couple, as Kele is from Lesotho. Kele and Renee married at Marble Collegiate Church in New York City, where they are members. Both are interfaith chaplains and members of LGBT Faith Leaders of African Descent.

Alan Miles & Drew Glick

Alan Miles & Drew Glick: After 16 years together, Alan and Drew were married on July 24, 2011, in a ceremony at Manhattan’s municipal building. Alan proposed to Drew after marriage equality became law in Massachusetts, but they decided to wait until they could marry in New York. They live in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan and are both 45 years old.

Gregory T. Angelo

Gregory T. Angelo is the Executive Director of the Log Cabin Republicans, a Republican organization dedicated to representing the interests of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans and their allies. Angelo also serves as Executive Director of the Liberty Education Forum, a non-partisan think tank that advocates a message of gay acceptance among conservatives and people of faith throughout the United States. He is a resident of Washington, D.C., where he is active in LGBT politics. He was an Alternate Delegate for Newt Gingrich in the 2012 election cycle.

Aisha C. Moodie-Mills

Aisha C. Moodie-Mills is the Advisor for LGBT Policy & Racial Justice at the Center for American Progress. Her work explores the intersections of race, sexual orientation, economics, and public policy. She has been recognized as one of the top “Forty Under 40” national LGBT leaders by The Advocate, and as one of The Root‘s 100 emerging and established leaders in the African-American community. Aisha was also a key strategist and spokesperson on behalf of marriage equality in the District of Columbia.

Jay Michaelson

Jay Michaelson is the author of four books and two hundred articles on religion, sexuality, and ethics.  His most recent book, God vs. Gay? The Religious Case for Equality (Beacon), was an Amazon.com bestseller and Lambda Literary Award finalist.  Jay is a contributor to CNNNPR, the Jewish Daily ForwardReligion DispatchesThe Daily Beast, Salon, The Huffington Post, and the New York Times. Jay is also the founder of Nehirim, a national LGBT Jewish community. He holds a J.D.

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