Tag Archives: Father Tony

FLORIDA: Father Tony Is On Call

Our own Tony Adams is standing by to perform Florida weddings this week. When marriage first came to New York, Tony was among the officiants on that glorious day in Central Park and he’s since officiated at numerous other weddings. See his Facebook page for contact details. The above image embiggens nicely. That’s me in the upper left photo from …

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Father Tony Is Doing The AIDS Ride

Father Tony is doing the Miami – Key West AIDS ride this weekend.  From Tony’s rider page where you can sponsor him: In high school, my idea of exercise was lip-synching Diana Ross. Now, as a 62 year-old gay adventure tour guide and travel writer, I want you to “stop, in the name of love” for a moment and consider …

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Father Tony Is Doing The AIDS Ride

I don’t know where he gets the energy, but in November our own Father Tony will participate in South Florida’s version of an AIDS ride.  From the SMART Ride about page: Like many things that change us and the world in some way, it starts with a dream, a vision, and an idea. The Southern Most AIDS/HIV RideTwenty-Thirteen is no …

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Married After 48 Years Together

This weekend our own Father Tony married Fort Lauderdale residents Mike and Ray, who met 48 years ago at a gay bar in New Jersey.  The ceremony, which took place at Central Park’s Bethesda Fountain, was attended by eight friends of the grooms and was accompanied by a violinist. In lieu of the traditional stipend for officiating, the couple happily …

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Quote Of The Day – Father Tony Adams

“Because there are no overtly gay-friendly cardinals on earth, when the 115 voting-age scarlet princes glided into the Sistine chapel to select from their ranks a new pope, hopes were slim that gay Catholics would benefit from the conclave. When the chosen one stepped out onto the balcony of Saint Peter’s basilica, it was clear that the haze of white …

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Quote Of The Day – Father Tony Adams

“From the immaculate soles of his Pradas to the jeweled tip of his gold-threaded mitre, Pope Benedict XVI has been a paragon of gilded denial whose brow furrowed briefly when confronted with news of pedophile priests, church cover-ups, condom use in Africa, unruly nuns, plummeting Sunday church attendance and a general lack of new and renewed subscription to a church …

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Andrew Sullivan’s 2012 Yglesias Award

Our own Father Tony Adams is among Andrew Sullivan’s 2012 finalists in his annual Yglesias Award, which is granted to “writers, politicians, columnists or pundits who actually criticize their own side, make enemies among political allies, and generally risk something for the sake of saying what they believe.”  Hit the link for the quotes from all of this year’s finalists. …

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Afternoon View

Hurricane Sandy did a number on Fort Lauderdale Beach, which seems about half as wide as when I last saw it. I don’t recall that lifeguard stand being so close the water.

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Longtime JMG Reader Weds In NYC

Father Tony performed the wedding of another JMG reader this weekend in NYC! Tony writes: Last night at City Winery, I joined in marriage long time JMG reader and past NYC Pride March director Maurice Michaane (right) and Dr. Michael Owen.  I spoke to the two families—Brooklyn Jewish and Kentucky Presbyterian — about how this ceremony represents the fruition of …

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Longtime JMG Reader Weds In NYC

Father Tony writes us this morning with some happy news: “At sunset on Friday night, longtime JMG reader Sean Smith (blue shirt) married his partner of 15 years, Kevin Beckford. On JMG, they had read about my policy of asking couples to donate to the Ali Forney Center in lieu of a fee and thought this was a good idea. …

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Wedding Photo Of The Day

This weekend our own Father Tony married Italian visitors Salvatore Stolfi and Massimo Porcelli in Jefferson Market Garden in Greenwich Village. The grooms requested that the ceremony open with the below statement written by Tony and translated for the mostly-Italian wedding party. Welcome to the marriage of Salvatore and Massimo! We have come together today to celebrate their life together. …

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Father Tony On Bear Week

“How you structure your Provincetown days and nights is telling. During Bear Week, I tried to do too much. I loved the people-watching from the chairs in front of Joe’s coffee shop, in the crowd at Tea Dance, or over a burger at Bubala’s. I loved the music at Bob Mould’s Blowoff party at the Boatslip, I loved my boat …

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Quote Of The Day – Father Tony Adams

“Unlike my parents, young Catholics today do not fear or revere the clergy. The worldwide priest pedophile scandal did irreparable damage to the blind respect priests once enjoyed. For young Catholics, the pope is a distant and tiny man; a relic of an age when the temporal power and splendor of the church almost suffocated religion itself. Many of these …

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Pride Magazine 2012 Is Online

Pride Magazine 2012 is online in its entirety. Click on the link and hit full-screen to click through the title page by page. And keep an eye out for a piece (page 77) from our own Father Tony!

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A Letter From The Bishop: Father Tony Adams’ Play Gets First NYC Reading

Father Tony Adams’ timely new play, A Letter From The Bishop, had its first public reading in Fort Lauderdale earlier this year, which some of you watched here via a live video hookup. If you’re in NYC next month, please consider attending the play’s first Gotham reading at Times Square’s St. Clement’s Theater. Free admission, but reservations are recommended!

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Tony Adams: A Letter From The Bishop

Tonight: A special JMG event as Father Tony Adams presents the first public reading of his new play, A Letter From The Bishop. In November of 2011, Father Tony wrote “A Letter From The Bishop”, a play about three gay priests and their Catholic bishop who is against marriage equality. It is also about promises, obedience and conscience. Most of …

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Speaking Of Red Hats….

From our own Father Tony, pictured above at the left. Reading about the consistory planned for February, when [New York Archbishop] Tim Dolan will be made a cardinal reminded me of the consistory of May ’76 in which I had the silliest job I ever performed. And the one job I have ever had in my life that I thoroughly …

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