Though the title of this post is in third-person, I cannot tell a lie: That’s me and my fiance right up there, and we need your help.
Ya see, about six weeks ago – the day we got engaged, in fact – we entered this little contest. We thought it would be fun. And it is. Even if we didn’t think we stood a chance in hell of winning. The problem is, we do have a viable shot at taking home a prize. We really, really do.
We peaked at fourth place, thanks in large part to a big push from our friends at Queerty, What Would Tyler Durden Do?, Wicked Gay Blog and several other well-connected pals. But since then, we’ve dropped to 15th place. Sad face.
Now you’re probably asking yourself, ‘Why do these kids deserve the Ultimate Wedding more than any of the other couples?’ We don’t. They have just as fair a shot as we do. Well, maybe not as fair a shot, since I’m here and they’re not, but, let’s face it, who among us truly deserves a $100,000 wedding. Plus, at least 14 other couples are faring better than we are right now, so I won’t lose any sleep over this last-ditch desperate plea. At least I keep it real, right?
Still, I think we’re doing some good things to make this world a better place. (Perhaps it doesn’t make us anymore deserving, but we like to think we’re working toward positive change.) I’ve been fighting for marriage equality, while my fiancÃ©, who’s a former Naval officer, has been making the rounds to help repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.’ We’ve even come up with a little motto to keep our heads held high in the face of adversity: “the couple that fights together, earns rights together.”
(Trust me, it doesn’t get any gayer than that, folks. Not even if we tried.)
All right, enough with the campaigning … here’s what we need: Your vote. And your mom’s vote, and your neighbor’s vote, and a vote from that cross-eyed guy from down the street wouldn’t hurt either.
There’s only a few hours left – the voting portion of the contest ends at midnight tonight (March 31) – and we have to be in the Top 10 to stand the best chance of winning. To help us get there, please vote and share our entry on Facebook, Twitter, the bathroom wall … wherever you can.
Can we count on you, sweet stranger?
Good. ‘Cause we’d hate to have hunt you down.
P.S. Thank you, thank you, thank you!