Give The Girl A Microphone And…

speakeasyDCFor better or worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health… I am pleased to announce my participation in “Gay Day” on Saturday, Oct. 2 at the Hillwood Estate in Washington, DC.

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.

Gay Day at 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

$10 Member

$7 College Student.

No program fee for children under 18.