At the end of the day …. “The Center’s Momentous Celebration”!!


~~January 9, 2015~~ 

I will be offline for a few days. It’s a time to remember, relive and to celebrating the culminating day of many, many years of partnership. A partnership which has been now recognized as legal in the state of Florida.

I won’t be totally away …. but it’s time to enjoy and celebrate this momentous occasion.

I will be back soon!! 


On January 6th, at 12:01 am Marriage Equality will finally be legal in the State of Florida.

Your Center will present a mass wedding and re-commitment ceremony for you in the great outdoors, right on Mills Avenue for all of Orlando to see!

Come one, come all, get married, re-commit …. married in another state? Say your vows again here in your home state!

The Ceremony will take place at 6:00 PM at The Center, 946 N. Mills Ave on Tuesday, January 6th, 2015.

9th Circuit Court Judge for the State of Florida Bob Leblanc will be an officiate, and we will also have notaries on hand to sign your paperwork, plus a few more fabulous surprises to help commemorate and celebrate your day!



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LGBT center of Central FL hosted a mass wedding & re-commitment ceremony

~~Published on Jan 6, 2015~~

On January 6th, the CENTER hosted a mass wedding & re-commitment ceremony for same-sex couples.

Music credit: Going to the Chapel – The Orlando Gay Chorus, At Last – Etta James, Somebody to Love – Valerie June


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We ALL are ONE!! 


~Wishes from a special friend~

“You are both beautiful and glowing with love and excitement!

Emily A Moore and I, along with the rest of our family, wish you the very best.

Congratulations on a lasting love that warms my heart and brings a tear to my eye.

This is the rewarding moment that Spirit had planned for you all along.

Make room for the angels for you are both surrounded and embraced by their eternal love.”


We ALL are ONE!! 


At the end of the day …. It has been a amazing whirlwind of emotion!!



~~January 6, 2015~~


Today was a very important day for me.

Those who have been following “It Is What It Is” know that I’ve been reporting about marriage equality in Florida, where I live.

A dream has become a reality …. I got married today to the love of my life.

I would like to share with you my wedding vows.




There is an Oriental legend called the “red string of fate”.

Every time a child is born an invisible thread is tied around the little finger.

The two people connected by the red thread are destined lovers, regardless of time, place, or circumstances. This magical cord may stretch or tangle, but never break.

Our journey together has been a very long one. This time from 1969 through 2015. There were some bumps along the way when the string got stretched and tangled but it brought us back in 1996. We have been together since.

Today, the union that we’ve had for so many years becomes legal under the eyes of human law. In our eyes it has always been a major commitment. Today we get a “blessing” from our society where what we have is equal, without doubt, to what many others have.

I Horty, out and proud, take you Maryjane to be my partner in life and my one true love. I will cherish our union and love you more each day than I did the day before. I will trust you and respect you, laugh with you and cry with you, loving you faithfully through good times and bad, regardless of the obstacles we may face together. I give you my hand, my heart, and my love, from this day forward for as long as we both shall live. 

I honor you with all that you are. I embrace you with all that you bring. I embrace you with your family which has become my family.

 From this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish; from this day forward until death do us part.

There is a matchmaker god who is in charge of marriages and she has done a good job.

Today our red string of fate is permanently shortened, so much so, that our hands are side by side and will remain that way until our time on Earth is done. I promise that I will wait for you until we meet again to start our next life together.

Our life has come full circle.

You are my love, you are my life …. You are my forever partner. 

first and last, alpha and omega





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We ALL are connected through HUMANITY!! 


‘Till death do us part!’