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    A Rich, Ongoing Conversation

    A Rich, Ongoing Conversation

    John Evans and Tim Ryan married two years ago during Pride weekend. On June 27, 2014, they zoomed over to the Oakland courthouse and tied the knot. The quick turn…

    After a Death, a Whole New Life

    After a Death, a Whole New Life

    I met Chuck Agler nearly 4 years ago when I was a hospice chaplain and his partner John Capin was dying of cancer. Chuck and John were devoted partners and…

    A Bachelor Meets His Match

    A Bachelor Meets His Match

    Opposites often really do attract. Such connections, which perhaps come more from the heart than other factors, can result in successful pairings, as the below conversation between two halves of…

    The Real Reasons Why Wedding Rehearsals Are Important

    The Real Reasons Why Wedding Rehearsals Are Important

      As the old joke goes, “How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice.” Rehearsals are important for weddings too, but probably not for the reasons that you…

    After One Year of Marriage

    After One Year of Marriage

    Carl Hungerford and Andy Dvorak married June 6–a year ago–during Pride month! I spoke with them then, and again this week to see what’s changed. Rev. Elizabeth River: Has being…

    Pride

    Pride

    In addition to being Pride month, June is also the most popular month for weddings. The recent wedding of two friends got me thinking about what advice I might offer…

    Celebrating the Life of a Beloved

    Celebrating the Life of a Beloved

    In writing these articles for the “Weddings & Occasions” page in the San Francisco Bay Times, I so enjoy writing about weddings, including every aspect and detail of these thrilling,…

    For Anton

    For Anton

    “Love has gathered us here today. We are here to celebrate the love that the couple has for each other, as well as the love that each of you has…

    The Marriage Proposal

    Last month I wrote about the relationship and marriage of a fantastic couple, Javier and Arthur Leddy, and especially about their proposal. Many other couples I’ve married have told me…

    Great Expectations

    Great Expectations

    Last week I was Skyping with a couple whose wedding is this upcoming Pride Weekend. They had initially contacted me in January, eager to start planning. Just one month later,…

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