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Yay New York: Regional Parties!

As you all know, APW is helping two couples get hitched in New York and then throwing a dance-your-face-off fundraiser for LAMBDA Legal… next week. Time flies! We’ll have more details on the party later this week, but today we wanted to announce the APW-book club style parties that are happening all over the country this weekend. It’s just like the regular book clubs, except with no book to read—instead, there is booze and cake to consume and money to be raised for LAMBDA Legal. Hurrah! Long time reader Cindy of Aisle Less Traveled is organizing the parties and has an update. In the meantime, we noticed that some long standing book clubs are not celebrating (cough, San Francisco, Boston, Dallas, Baltimore, cough). If you’d like to join up and drink booze in honor of gay marriage, go to APW’s Facebook page, and start a conversation (we’ve even started threads for you…). And now, Cindy:

Hello Marriage Equality Lovers!

A few weeks back, Meg mentioned that I was helping put together some regional parties for those of us who can’t get to New York, but are 110% there in spirit. Well, a few of us have been plotting away in our own little corners of the universe, and we are ready to kick off the big shebang. We’re planning cakes, champagne popping, and of course the company of fine APW readers like you.

So, ditch your plan to eat pizza on the couch this weekend, pull out your sparkle dress, and get yourself to a party near you!

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON: Bec of Blush Celebrations is planning a party in the Capital Hill area, and there will be Rainbow Cupcakes! Rainbow Cupcakes, you guys, can’t miss that! Saturday, August 20th at 7pm. RSVP here.

BURLINGTON, VERMONT: Trisha totally wants to party with you, but she’s wondering where all the Vermont APW readers are. Go hang with her on Saturday, August 20th at 7pm. RSVP here.

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Rachel a.k.a. Dday is pulling out all the stops. She booked a private party room at the Dupont Italian Kitchen for Sunday, August 21st at 3pm. RSVP here.

HOUSTON, TEXAS: Hey, Houston! Rachelle has the perfect spot (with cake by the slice!) all picked out, and she wants you to be her date. Email rachelle DOT rawlings AT gmail DOT com.

RALEIGH-DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA: Caitlin is inviting you to join her in Chapel Hill on Saturday, August 20th at 7pm. RSVP here.

PORTLAND, OREGON: Kristin is game for celebrating, but everyone seems to be busy. If you’re not and you want to party, email her and figure it out: kristingraybeal AT hotmail DOT com

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: Finally, if you’re in the Windy City, I invite you to my place on Saturday, August 20th at 7pm. I am making cake and I want you to eat it. RSVP here.

No party near you? Grab a few friends and make one! Road trip to the nearest one! Or do the most important thing—donate to Lambda Legal during next week’s APW Fundraising drive, so we can be celebrating legal marriages for everyone across the country really, really soon.

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