Tim Convery, designer of Tim-Scapes, created a new line of HELPR-Ts to partner with Lambda Legal in support of gay rights across the country. A percentage of all sales from this PRIDE design will go directly to the organization. Lambda Legal was chosen due to its’ successful nation-wide legal efforts advocating for gay rights. Whether…

Until There’s A Cure Reached out to help them promote their wonderful cause. Until There’s A Cure® is a national organization dedicated to eradicating HIV/AIDS by raising awareness and funds to combat this pandemic. Their dream is that no one else will become infected with HIV. For those who are currently HIV positive, UNTIL is…

Obviously the rules of conduct are growing and developing as same sex couples feel more comfortable with newly found rights to marry, or at the very least “get engaged”. So as we accept our relationship status more openly, interesting questions start developing. Two people of the same sex decide to live the rest of their…

Halsted Vodka is a Chicago based company that micro-distills their vodka using a rare glass still. In 2013 they won a Gold Medal at the 2013 San Franncisco World’s Spirit Competition. 15% of their profits go to supporting local LGBT non profits such as…….The Legacy Project, Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus and more. Named after the…

Esteemed Jewelry Designer Rony Tennenbaum has created engagement and wedding rings for same-sex couples across the world. Here’s his take on all the different ways he’s seen couples pop the big question. It is obvious that as marriage equality laws expand throughout the country, we face new etiquette issues we never had to tackle before.…

When will same sex couples be able to get married in Illinois? Marriage licenses will be available from county clerks beginning February 21, 2014. Marriage licenses are valid from the calendar day after they are issued, for a period of 60 days. For example, if you get your marriage license on February 21, you can…

Tina and Ana celebrated their wedding day with friends and family at the Daytona LPGA International Golf Course in Daytona Beach, Florida. They have two gorgeous children that will certainly be heartbreakers when they grow up! Khim Higgins Photography shared these lovely photos with us and admitted to shedding a few tears during the toast…

I was recently asked a really interesting question by an industry colleague. Maryann Goetsch, Founder of Pridezillas.com wanted to know how brides and grooms can make sure they’re hiring an experienced, gay-friendly wedding planner who uses gay and gay-friendly vendors. At first, I was taken aback. Obviously, you can tell if a wedding planner is…

Twenty-two years ago I met the man of my dreams. The man with whom I knew I’d want to spend the rest of my life. It was a very natural feeling, organic almost. I just knew. If marriage equality were legal back then, I would have married him right then and there. We would wait…

In the Changing World of Weddings, Who Picks Up the Tab in a Gay Wedding? The “Queen of Gay Wediquette” Explains the New Rules Once upon a time there was an Elizabeth Post or Emily Post etiquette guide that answered absolutely every question you could even consider asking about wediquette. Unfortunately, as the times have…

Our friend and Madison, Wisconsin area wedding officiant James Engmann and his wife Connie are huge supporters of marriage equality. James agreed to answer our questions and help our readers shed some light on how to hire a wedding officiant or minister to oversee your wedding. Connie & James are full time wedding officiants. They…

Pridezillas attended the Chicago AIDS Foundation’s 12th annual World of Chocolate Gala on Friday, December 6th which benefits the AIDS Foundation of Chicago. It was literally the “Sweetest Event of the Year.” The event took place at Chicago Union Station from 6pm-9pm. It was a night of decadence and dozens of Chicago’s finest chocolatiers, restaurants…