Give The Girl A Microphone And…
Amy Saidmain, Director of SpeakeasyDC, has invited me to share a story from my days as a gay wedding pioneer as part of a larger show of stories about LGBT weddings and marriage at Hillwood Museum‘s annual Gay Day. SpeakeasyDC is a non-profit arts organization based in Washington, DC, which aims to give voice to people’s life experiences, support artistic expression, build community, and contribute to DC’s cultural capital and creative economy by promoting and teaching the art of autobiographical storytelling. The day’s program will offer two half hour shows (at 2 pm and 4 pm), featuring Howard Menaker, Celeste Morgan, and yours truly.
This wedding-themed community celebration, also sponsored in part by Rainbow Families, is open to all.
Morning activities open with a GLBT family garden party with Rainbow Families and afternoon festivities will include: a wedding reception-style “Punch on the Portico,” a wedding dress worn by Mrs. Post, an electronic “album” of Post-family weddings, glorious floral displays, and exclusive peeks into rooms not usually open to the public.
The Straight Eights will showcase their vintage cars and the DC Lambda Squares will showcase a Mrs. Post favorite: square dancing!
For more information, please contact the Hillwood Museum.
Saturday, October 2. 10 am – 6 pm
at Hillwood Estate, Museum, and Gardens
4155 Linnean Avenue
Washington, DC 20008
Special Family Hours, 10am – Noon
$12 per guest
$7 College Student.
No program fee for children under 18.