happy days

America’s First Black Lesbian Mayor Is Getting Married!


Cambridge, Massachusetts, may be in the news lately for one race-based incident, but let’s turn that frown upside down: Denise Simmons, Cambridge’s mayor, is marrying her partner Mattie B. Hayes next weekend. Yes, in a church! Says Simmons: “I believe this may be the very first African-American church to hold a same-gender wedding, and that’s something that just wouldn’t have happened years ago. But times are changing, people are becoming more accepting of their fellow citizens, and we are slowly arriving at more of a ‘live-and-let-live’ kind of world.”

Get Queerty Daily

Subscribe to Queerty for a daily dose of #cambridge #denisesimmons #marriage stories and more


  • me

    That church needs to watch out for tornados! I wonder which one it will be in (I live in cambridge!)

  • rigs

    WooHOOO I live in Cambridge and am glad to hear the news!

  • John from England(used to be just John but there are other John's)

    I don’t like good news about black people. :(

  • schlukitz

    I think Denise is one very attractive looking lady.

    I wish her and her life partner many years of happiness together.

    Yep. The times, they are a’changing. And that’s a good thing.

Comments are closed.