Evan and Addison Are Domestic Partners

New York residents Evan and Addison (left and right) recently became domestic partners. Our editor sat down with them to talk about growing up gay in Texas, Devo and how things get slippery…

So, how did you guys meet, first of all?

Addison Smith: We met on MySpace… I had just signed up for a MySpace account.

Evan Hoyt: And so did I. I discovered there was an advanced search feature which you could search by eye color, hair color, who likes Devo?

AS: ‘Who likes Devo’!?

EH: I searched by how many people in Manhattan were six foot four. Not male, not female, not gay.


EH: Just randomly. I was just like, “How many other people are as tall I am?” And so Addison came up at the top of the list. It didn’t say anything about him being gay – the only thing it said was –

AS: Job. It said “gay philanthropy”. Right?

EH: I think it said “queer philanthropy” and I was like, “Huh?” So I emailed him and said, “Hi there, Texas boy. I think I have a stranger crush on you.” Then we emailed back and forth – because I was in Texas at the time for a little sabbatical.

You guys are both from Texas?

EH: Yes. So, I was in Texas with some time on my hands. And we started corresponding for a couple of months, on and off – and then I came back.

AS: I showed pictures of you to my friends and my family and said, “Look, my future ex-husband just wrote me”. I never really thought that I would meet you, which is really cool.

EH: Yeah.

AS: But I called you my “future ex-husband,” which now I hope never happens!

EH: Me too…

EH: So, I came back and met him the first week of January, 2006 and we shook hands at the end of our date. [Laughs] And then made out from 8th avenue to 7th avenue…

AS: That was our next date. I thought you were kind of straight or had some issue, like a small weiner or something.

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  • afrolito

    Are they actually gay or just posing?

  • Jay

    Who’s the third guy at the table? I’d like to marry him.

  • maverick69

    UM, You guys need to take the hand towels over the stove and place them someplace else.

    Don’t want a fire do you?

  • andrew

    Ha! Yes, afrolito, that’s a real life gay couple. Can you believe it?!

  • jbran

    Those guys are adorable.

  • B

    OMG they’re fucking adorable. Now I want to be gay… wait… I already am. damn!

  • newyorkie

    At first I thought this was an article about gay brothers. They look related.

  • Alan down in Florida

    And we’re supposed to care about these guys why?

  • virga

    i want to be them.

  • ProfessorVP

    Hate to burst their pink bubble, but domestic partnership isn’t marriage. Not even close.

  • Ash

    They’re adorable. The story was sweet.

  • Daniel

    That post was full of warm fuzzies. It reminds me that I have the chance of meeting a guy and settling down.

    Queerty should have more posts like this. It compliments the biting sarcasm and caustic wit that I’ve grown to love quite nicely.

  • Chris

    What a snoozefest. I bet that you everything in their apartment is in neutral tones.

  • Walsingham

    Thanks for the slice of life.

  • Francis

    I want them to adopt me.

  • spunkbox

    I guarauntee you, one of them is into scat.

  • Kristen

    they are friends of mine. they are genuinely that sweet, that funny, and that GAY. they are painfully lovable. and…the fact that they are so young and in a committed relationship is lovely to me, because i’m young and i married my partner in massachusetts in 2005 and it’s nice to feel like we’re not alone in going through it all.

  • Jlynn

    I don’t think that’s a regular old neutral-toned hand towel over the stove, it appears to be a handmade, one-of-a-kind, bright yellow John Deere logo apron with a ruffled hem… and I bet EH looks *HOT* in it. xoxo

  • todd

    This should be forced reading for the ChristiaNazis, so they can see how sinful and hedonistic this lifestyle really is… YAWN…

  • guydads

    Nice interview with a real gay couple. Glad to read and see coverage on regular people.

  • John

    Great article. Guys, look me up when you get back to Austin. My bf and I are in our late 20’s and know plenty of families. [email protected]

  • Andrew D

    Addison, I swear you get more press than anyone I know! First the Times article now this :)

    You two are so cute, it makes me want to strangle a kitten! :)

    I just saw Thai and Sean get married in Paris today. SO cute!

  • Butterpantz

    Ahhhh…Alan in Florida. I would expect such drivel from a tired queen in soFL. The land of serial killer and diabetes. Please don’t travel.

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