In Celebration of Pride: Opera Breaks Out in the Middle of Gay Wedding Reception

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Mom of the Year!

It’s Pride weekend here in New York City, one of my favorite events of the year. Last year I was all over town doing gay shows and celebrating the legalization of gay marriage. This year I’m booked on a “straight” lineup (it’s okay, I love straight people, too), so I thought I’d celebrate Pride with a slew of blog posts instead. This first one features a video that was taken at my friend Tim Anderson’s wedding reception. (He was the groom. So was his husband.) During the reception, Tim’s mother busted out into an amazing rendition of Puccini’s O Mio Babbino Caro, one of my favorite arias. Tim sent this video to Andrew Sullivan at The Daily Beast, who posted it and wrote, “A small reminder: Mitt Romney wants to ban these occasions by constitutional amendment across the entire country, and forcibly divorce those of us living happy married lives. What he hasn’t counted on are our moms. You think Puccini is surprising? What till Mitt messes with her son and son-in-law.” Check it out:


Via The Daily Beast

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