Gay Chicago Couple Heads to Toronto This Weekend to Get Married on a Float at Toronto Gay Pride!

Fireworks will be in the air
this July 4th weekend,

as over 1.3 million supporters gather to celebrate five years
of legalized same-sex marriages at the Toronto Gay Pride  Festival.

To commemorate this milestone, six couples — including three from states in the U.S. where same-sex marriage is illegal — are being flown to Toronto to exchange their vows on a moving float as it makes its way through the Pride Parade – a first in Pride history.

Kevin Tindell & William Hall were selected from Chicago!

William tells  their romantic story, “14 years and 4 months ago, I, Bill, decided to be happy being single and enjoy my life.  I would concentrate on expanding my horizons and really take pleasure in what I already had.  However, I promised myself that if I ever did see the man of my dreams, I would be proactive, brave and ask him out.
So, I really had a lot of fun, trying new things.  For two months.  Then, one night, I was in a Chicago bar, and saw Kevin.  For a split second I tried to ignore him, because I knew he was it—he was the one.  But I was having so much fun!  I decided that I had to keep my promise and I went over and talked to him.  He was a funny, handsome, caring 6’1” lug of a man with a huge heart.  I couldn’t believe it.  The love of my life was right in front of me.
I asked him out and we went on a date. Kevin says we were dating exclusively as of then.  I like to think that I didn’t decide to date him exclusively for awhile, but that’s a lie.  I haven’t dated anyone else since I met him.  Two years later we moved in together and had a commitment ceremony.  I was so happy that day that I don’t remember a lot of it.  People come up to me to this day and talk about being at the ceremony and I don’t remember them.
Now, we have 3 sons, Carter, Christian and Camran, 4 dogs, Czar, Sarabi, Moses and Kimba, and a turtle, Sam.  I love him as much as I ever did, if not more.  My heart still beats faster whenever I see him.  We are living out a life that I fantasized about when I was young, but never thought I could have because I was gay.  Getting legally married would be another dream that I never thought I would be able to realize.  We travel regularly (though not as much as we did pre-children) and would love to be married and recommit our vows in the fabulous city of Toronto during pride. Our story is simple but one deep with faith and family pride.”

Each couple was selected by the event sponsor, online relationship service , based on their story as to why they wanted to celebrate their love in front of the millions of supporters.

Congratulations  guys!  and best  wishes for many more years of happiness! Have fun in Toronto this weekend!

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