We knew there were plenty of other gays out there hoping to win the top spot in this year’s Crate & Barrel’s $100k dream wedding contest. And just like Chad and Matt, current gay frontrunners Robbie and Allen — who are in second place over all, behind straight couple Erin & Cory — want your vote.
“Allen and I are both facilitators at the LA Gay & Lesbian Center and volunteer our time with a number of different organizations,” they write to us. “It was while we were facilitating, volunteering, and trying to plan our own wedding that we decided to take a stand and become a face for marriage equality. Our current initiative is to campaign to become the first same-sex couple to win a national wedding contest. This is not about winning a dream wedding but rather winning over the hearts and minds of the American people.”
Which is why they launched LoveAtFirstWink.com (a nod to how they met: by winking at each other on a dating site), claiming “a vote for us is a vote for marriage equality.” Well, that might be a stretch, but we’re rolling with it! And with Robbie and Allen already in second place, and about 700 votes from overtaking the top spot, they might be your best hope to see a gay couple win C&B’s little contest. So vote for them, because while they’re already ahead of other gay couples, they’re still the underdogs.
As always: If you win gentlemen, Queerty expects an invite.
Gay or not, I still find them obnoxious and irritating and self-serving.
Wow, more lily-white queens with their fucking polos and Will and Grace haircuts that I’m supposed to give a fuck about. Why is this always the face of gay America?
@Craig: The obvious answer is that POCs have been asked not to fill out apps for the contest.
I think you all are a bunch of haters. This from a gay black, single man. Aren’t there some bigots that you could release your anger toward?
I think you all are a bunch of haters. This from a gay black, single man. Aren’t there some bigots that you could release your anger toward ffs?
Get help bitter queens. I wish instead of our joyous, young youth taking their own lives some of the bitter, jaded, self hating, internalized homophobic trolls would consider a way out.
Congrats to this happy couple. The bitter trolls are angry their nasty vile fug selves couldn’t find love or lust. Being lonesome makes people say and do all kinds of bitter things, but hopefully in the case of these bitter people they’ll finally leave our planet.
@ron: Ron, you’re a bigot. Of course you would. lol welcome to our site where you CONSTANTLY have to be reminded of the very thing you hate.
p.s~ culture war is over. gays won. WE’RE EVERYWHERE!
They are adorable! Good for them. Just posted on my facebook so my friends can vote too. Good luck guys, hope it puts the spotlight on how beautiful love can be, regardless of who it is. And I too love how this story is making the bigots heads spin (for proof, scroll up)
It would be wonderful to see a lesbian or gay couple win. Call me biased, that’s ok!
Robbie & Allen
To those voting, thank you so much! To those making negative comments, you’re entitled to your opinion, however, I don’t understand the hatred towards “your own peeps”. We are working hard to represent the LGBT community. If we won, we’d be the first same-sex couple to ever win a national wedding contest. The media this would create for marriage equality is invaluable. The GLBT Expo this past weekend in NYC even gave us a free booth to promote our cause. Again, THANK YOU to those that voted and THANK YOU to QUEERTY for picking up our story!
The article said that the vote for marriage equality is a stretch. If you look at the contest rules, this is not a “free” wedding. Robbie and Allen would actually have to pay more for this wedding then they were planning to spend. As a friend of theirs, I know that they wanted to take a stand for marriage equality, and they believe that spending more on their wedding is worth it.
Just an FYI they are not second place in the contest.. but rather second place in VOTES. They could easily win the most votes but not win the contest. Good Luck boys!!!
Firstly, congrats for putting yourselves out there guys. That visibility helps us all. Good luck and may your relationship be consistently positive.
I am appalled! I am a proud gay woman, and I am all for equal rights for everyone, but I can’t believe these guys would enter a contest that is not important to them just to prove a point! You say in the article that they don’t care about winning the wedding. They must be very selfish people to take the chance of a dream wedding away from someone who wants and needs it. They should remove themselves from the competition because it is not the right forum to push their agenda! I implore everyone to vote with their hearts and pick someone who really needs and wants their dream wedding. Their are some good stories there. My favorites are one about the couple who postponed two wedding due to a cancer battle and the one with the single mom, the autistic boy and the veteran.
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