Love Park LGBTQ+ Couples to Special Wedding and Vow Renewal

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Love Park LGBTQ+ Couples to Special Wedding and Vow Renewal

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PhillyBitePhiladelphia, PA - In recognition of the 30th anniversary of National Coming Out Day, the Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs in partnership with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, the Fairmount Park Conservancy and the Office of the City Representative is searching for LGBTQ+ partners to take part in a free, unforgettable wedding event for first-time weddings and marriage vow renewals at Love Park.

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OUT in Love will take place on Thursday, October 11, 2018—National Coming Out Day—giving LGBTQ+ couples the chance to have their wedding ceremony or vow renewal take place in front of the famous LOVE sculpture at Love Park.

Mayor Jim Kenney will present remarks, and prestigious LGBTQ+ judges are going to officiate this traditional wedding ceremony. Immediately after the wedding ceremony, friends, family members, and members of the public are welcome to celebrate the couples in Love Park along with a reception, complete with food trucks and DJ Deluxx and Carl Michaels spinning with Silent Philly.

“We want to do something special to honor Philadelphia’s LGBTQ+ community,” said Amber Hikes, Director for the Office of LGBT Affairs. “Being queer and in love is a profound, radical act. It is an act that tears down all social boundaries, an act of choosing to be with the person you love in a world where your commitment is challenged every day, and it is the act of choosing to honor, respect, and stand beside the person you love as you both walk in your truth. On this National Coming Out Day, we are celebrating the love we have for ourselves and our community with this wedding and vow renewal ceremony for LGBTQ+ Philadelphians.”

OUT in Love is going to take place starting at 11:30 AM to 2 PM at John F. Kennedy Plaza (Love Park). Partners considering in getting married at the event should acquire a marriage license in advance. Couples interested in signing up to be married must e-mail a copy of their valid marriage license to by Monday, October 8. Couples interested in renewing their vows only need to contact to reserve their spot. Space is limited, so couples are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible before the October 8th deadline.

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