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PHOTOS: Zach Wahls Has a Confession to Make to Gay Activists in San Francisco

On Sunday Love Honor Cherish teamed up with San Francisco nonprofit Reason to Party to welcome viral activist Zach Wahls and NOH8 co-founders Adam Bouska and Jeff Parshley to a swanky marriage equality fundraiser at Vessel in Union Square.

Proving you don’t need a fake ID to get into a club if you’re the guest of honor, 20-year-old Wahls reaffirmed his already well-documented eloquence by charming the crowd of well-dressed gay men with stories about being raised by two moms:

“People ask me what it was like growing up. Well, I guess I learned to always put the seat down,” he said.

The adorable youngster’s cheeky joke aside, the party had a clear message: It’s time for marriage equality in California and the full repeal of Prop 8.

The event was the launch of Reason to Party: Confession, a monthly series of fundraising parties at Vessel with all proceeds going to local nonprofits. Love Honor Cherish was the first beneficiary.

LHC executive director Eric Harrison told Queerty that in the coming weeks the group is teaming up with NOH8 to create a viral campaign urging activists like Wahls to share their stories.

“We really admire the way NOH8’s images have spread,” Harrison said, “and we are looking to get that viral response in this new campaign.”

Wahls is set to return to San Francisco on February 6 for the screening of The Right to Love: An American Family. The documentary about Gay Family Values bloggers Jay and Bryan Leffew and their kids will premiere that night at the Castro Theatre. Then he’s back again in April to promote his memoir, My Two Moms (left), which Bouska shot the cover for.

The next Confession at Vessel is February 19, but Reason to Party is hosting a special winter gala at the W Hotel on February 4.

Click through for photos from the Reason to Party: Confession event with Zach Wahls and NOH8’s Adam Bouska and Jeff Parshley

Photos courtesy of Bryan Leffew and Tim Williamson of TDWMedia

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  • JAW

    Love Zach… He will go far in life

    I wish that Queerty would add captions to their pics… it would be nice to know who the people are… are they Famous? are they locals that should be recognized for their good works etc…

    Otherwise it seems like all Queerty is posting is eye candy (that’s not bad either)

  • Eddy

    Wow, all I see is White people

  • Oscar Raymundo

    @Eddy: HOW DARE YOU!? The drag queen in #6 is positively ethnically-ambiguous.

  • RLS

    Gay community worships straight white man. Surprise, surprise.

  • Mark

    Love Honor Cherish will fail as they did before to create a diverse coalition who are in favor of going back to the ballot. They have proven themselves to be racist in the past when they ridiculed a coalition of people of color who said another ballot campaign would be bad for the LGBT community. Most of us, myself included, with LGBTQ parents are sick of Zach Wahls and want to see more diversity showcased.

  • Chris

    Here you have a loving, kind-hearted, eloquent man who speaks out for his family and for what is right. That means that we should expect any minute now for a vile trans activist to attack him as white, “cis” and privileged.

  • Kalashnhadav

    Eddy, how exactly is that relevant or on-topic? Must every gathering of any size for any purpose have a minimum level of diversity or else it’s somehow invalid?

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