Couple Surprises Each Other By Proposing At Same Time

Becky McCabe had everything all planned for her proposal to girlfriend Jessa Gillaspie: visit a favorite place (Memphis Zoo), pose for a pic, drop to one knee and pop the question.

But when the moment came, a very surprised Gillaspie screamed and had to take a step back as she began to search through her purse. 

“What are you doing?” the person taking their photo asked.

Gillaspie then pulled out a ring of her own, showing McCabe had her own plan to propose as well.

“I guess that’s a yes!” McCabe exclaimed.

They basically proposed to each other at the same time! 

The cell phone video of the dual proposals has gone viral with tons of folks, including Good Morning America, picking up the charming story.

The happy couple wants the whole world to know how much they love each other and they appreciate the outpouring of support.

“We had no idea this would blow up so quickly!” Gillaspie shared via Facebook. “But I can’t say I’m not thrilled, because all I’ve ever wanted was for Beck and the world to know how much l love her. We are overwhelmed with all of the positive responses. Really, you guys have no idea how much that means to us!”

Watch the moment below.



Jennifer Aniston Set To Star As First Lesbian President For Netflix

Jennifer Aniston is heading to the White House in Netflix’s upcoming comedy, First Ladies.

Netflix has announced that Jennifer Aniston and comedian Tig Notaro are set to star in the political comedy playing the most powerful couple in the world: president and first lady. Aniston will play POTUS and Notaro will play FLOTUS.

We’ve seen a few female presidents in movies and TV up to now, but never a lesbian couple taking up residence at the most famous address in the world.

The project was pitched by Notaro and her wife Stephanie Allynne, who will also write the screenplay.

According to the log line, "First Ladies is a political comedy about America’s first female President and her wife, The First Lady. When Beverly and Kasey Nicholson move into the White House, they’ll prove that behind every great woman... is another great woman."

While the script hasn’t been written yet, the streaming network has already lined-up producers including Will Ferrell, Jessica Elbaum, Adam McKay, and Betsy Koch as well as Aniston and Notaro.

New Survey Shows How Many Chicagoans Identity As LGBTQ! 

According to Chicago Pride, the results from a first-of-its-kind study were released by the Chicago Department of Public Health. Among the numbers, the study shares that 7.5% - or 146,000 citizens – identify as LGBTQ! Hell yeah! The report was done to gather information to help the progress of the LGBTQ community in Chicago and to inform the city we're here to stay – well, some of us – and our needs must be on politician's priority list. Out of the mass number released, over ten thousand identify as Transgender. 

I am proudly from the Southside of Chicago, Illinois, which is more or less sometimes known as the slums. I've been gifted into having blood in my veins that has been passed down for several generations of Chicagoans.

Throughout my childhood, I longed for the days where I would eventually meet someone like me, you know, gay.

Although I had been a ruthless child, chatting with gay men online when I was literally in third grade, it wasn't until I reached the age of 14 and decided to make a Myspace profile when I eventually befriended others who were of like age and openly gay. Being a gay teenager in the mid 2000s was definitely not what it is now. 

Even though I decided to be a black sheep of my family and move away from the Windy City, I represent every which way I can. But while I was in Chicago, I dreamed of expanding my friendships and meeting people just like me. Fortunately, it wasn't long into my teenage years when I began to discover a plethora of gays far and wide, all hailing from the same city but different skin colors, voices, and levels of flamboyancy. After attending what was then known as Fag Frat parties (hosted by a slew of older men who targeted youth to celebrate their sexual orientation) I transcended into the beautiful abyss which we all know as Boystown: Chicago's primarily LGBTQ neighborhood. Those colorful streets have essentially raised me into the man I am today - chaos potentially included. I have always stated Chicago gays are the most welcoming, and most real in the nation. I mean, I did literally write a parodied version of Boystown into a self-published novel, Paused. But, I didn't realize how many of us LGBTQ citizens there truly are in Chicago! 

The estimates found that 138,000 adults identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual while 10,500 identify as transgender. Some adults fell into both groups.

In addition to the number of rainbows peeps inhabiting the city, the report also shares that Lesbian women are more likely to be smokers, LGBTQ youth are not getting wellness check-ups (which I completely agree), and male and female youth who identify as lesbian, gay, or bisexual are more likely to report being physically forced to have sex.

Does Gallup need to redo its poll?

h/t: chicago.gopride.com