Tonight I learned of different gay comic book fans who have decided to either marry each other or renew their vows on the date (and at the location) of Astonishing X-Men #51's release date:
Collectors Corner in Baltimore, familiar to Bleeding Cool readers, are celebrating their own gay wedding as two longtime customers renew their vows for an event in store to celebrate the release of Astonishing X-Men #51.I gotta admit that I cannot ever imagine marrying my husband or renewing our vows in a comic book shop. But you gotta give these guys and gals their props for originality and comic book loyalty. I wish the blushing brides and gushing grooms the best on next Tuesday's collective nuptials.
Midtown Comics are hosting a private same sex wedding in their Downtown store in Manhattan.
And MaximuM Comics of Las Vegas and Henderson, Nevada, are taking it all one step further, featuring five gay couples in one store and six in another getting a “commitment ceremony”, as gay marriage is not legal under state law, though it does now allow same sex unions.
The staff at both shops will be fully tuxedoed, wedding cakes, flowers and gift bags are on the way, with money raised going to AFAN Aid for AIDS NV.