We’ve got your weekend viewing all lined up with the best gay & lesbian TV weddings.
So, grab your partner, pop some popcorn, cozy up, and get ready to binge!
If these touching moments in LGBTQ television history don’t melt your heart, then I don’t know what will!
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Best Gay & Lesbian TV Weddings
Same-sex weddings have been shown on an array of television show genres, including children’s animated shows.
Here are some of the most memorable same-sex weddings to be shown on television.
1. All My Children
All My Children is an American television soap opera that aired from 1970-2011.
The wedding of Bianca Montgomery (Eden Riegel) and Reese Williams (Tamara Braun) was the first legal same-sex wedding in the history of daytime television.
The wedding aired on February 13, 2009.
Arthur is an American-Canadian, animated, educational television series that has aired since 1996.
In Season 22, Episode 1- “Mr. Ratburn and the Someone Special,” which aired on May 13, 2019, features the wedding of Arthur’s teacher, Mr. Nigel Charles Ratburn and Patrick, a local chocolatier.
The episode received a lot of praise for how well a children’s show depicted LGBT characters in such a casual, natural way.
3. Brothers & Sisters
Brothers & Sisters is a drama television series that aired for 5 seasons, from 2006-2011.
In the Season 2, Episode 16- “Prior Commitments,” which aired on May 11, 2008, Kevin Walker (Matthew Rhys) and Scotty Wandell (Luke Macfarlane) tie the knot.
This was the first time that two series regular characters are married on network television.
The series won the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Drama Series in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.
Conan is a late-night talk show, which has aired since 2010, hosted by Conan O’Brien.
On the November 3rd, 2011 show, titled- “Just Another Typical Gay Jewish Televised Wedding in New York,” Conan officiated the wedding of his costume designer, Scott Cronick and his partner, David Gorshein.
The show aired live from the Beacon Theatre in Manhattan. While it’s not on YouTube, you can check it out here.
Friends is a sitcom television series that aired for 10 seasons, from 1994-2004.
Season 2, Episode 11, titled “The One With the Lesbian Wedding,” which aired on January 18, 1996, was the first primetime TV episode to showcase a lesbian wedding.
The wedding showcased couple Carol Willick (Jane Sibbett) and Susan Bunch (Jessica Hecht).
Friends won the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comedy Series in 1995.
Glee is a comedy-drama, musical television series that aired for 6 seasons, from 2009-2015.
In Season 6, Episode 8- “A Wedding,” there was not one, but 2 same-sex weddings, which aired on February 20, 2015.
The couples getting married were Brittany Pierce (Heather Morris) and Santana Lopez (Naya Rivera) and Blaine Anderson (Darren Criss) and Kurt Hummel (Chris Colfer).
The series won the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comedy Series in 2010 and 2011.
Neighbours is an Australian television soap opera that has aired since 1985.
A Season 34 episode that aired on September 3, 2018, was the soap opera’s first LGBT wedding.
(The series showed 42 weddings prior to the LGBT wedding). The episode featured the wedding of Aaron Brennan (Matt Wilson) and David Tanaka (Takaya Honda).
8. Queer as Folk
Queer as Folk is an American-Canadian serial drama television series that aired for 5 seasons, from 2000-2005.
In Season 2, Episode 11- “The Wedding,” which aired on March 31, 2002, the wedding of Lindsay Peterson (Thea Gill) and Melanie Marcus (Michelle Clunie) took place.
The series won the 2001 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Drama Series.
Roseanne is a sitcom television series that aired for 10 seasons, from 1988-1997.
On Season 8, Episode 11, titled “December Bride,” Leon Carp (Martin Mull) married his life partner, Scott (Fred Willard).
This episode, which aired on December 12, 1995, was the first time an American television series portrayed a same-sex wedding involving a recurring character.
The series won the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comedy Series in 1992 and 1993.
10. Six Feet Under
Six Feet Under is a drama television series that aired for 5 seasons, from 2001-2005.
Season 5, Episode 12, which was the series finale, titled, “Everyone’s Waiting,” showcased the wedding, in flash-forwards, of David Fisher (Michael C. Hall) and Keith Charles (Matthew St. Patrick).
The series won the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Drama Series in 2002, 2003 and 2005.
11. The Fosters
The Fosters is a family drama television series that aired for 5 seasons, from 2013-2018.
The head of the Foster family household, lesbian couple Stef (Teri Polo) and Lena (Sherri Saum), have had 2 weddings throughout the series.
The first was in Season 1, Episode 10, titled “I Do,” which aired on August 5, 2013 and the second occurred in Season 4, Episode 16, titled “The Long Haul,” which aired on March 14, 2017.
12. The Real World: San Francisco
The Real World: San Francisco is the 3rd season of MTV’s The Real World, a reality television series.
During Episode 19- “Love Rules,” which aired on November 3, 1994, Cuban-born Pedro Zamora, an AIDS educator and Sean Sasser, an AIDS activist, educator and pastry chef, exchanged vows.
This was the first same-sex commitment ceremony to be televised. Sadly, Zamora passed away on November 11, 1994, just hours after the season finale aired on November 10, 1994.
At the age of 22, Zamora died from complications of AIDS. Tragically, Sasser also died, on August 7, 2013, at the age of 44, from mesothelioma.
There you go! A dozen epic gay and lesbian TV weddings that are sure to melt your heart!
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