“The Real Housewives Of New York” Screening Benefiting Marriage Equality New York

Last year I attended the 7th annual MENY (Marriage Equality New York) march across the Brooklyn Bridge, with some very dear friends. It was a wonderful sunny day, that produced a few raindrops and afterwards a rainbow!

Yesterday I had the opportunity to attend a screening of “The Real Housewives of New York” at Therapy Bar in NYC. The Housewives also walked in the MENY March that day. Alex McCord and Simon came dressed to impress for the March. Simon was wearing a fabulous sequined rainbow overcoat and Alex wore a sleek and sexy wedding gown. Last night they wore matching tee-shirts, one in black and the other in white. They were adorable and are always very friendly and outgoing people.

There were several other wonderful people who came out to support Marriage Equality: Robert Verdi, Robert Di Mauro, Loris Diran, Robert Pendleton, Mike Ruiz of the A-List New York, Claire Buffie: Miss New York, and of course Alex McCord and Simon van Kempen of The Real Housewives of New York.

It was a fabulous night with amazing people who all want the same thing….EQUALITY for ALL!

"The Real Housewives Of New York" Screening Benefiting Marriage Equality New York

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I took a Big Bite of the Big Apple!!

First Red Carpet Photo of Me
Me with Paulie Z, Mike Ruiz, Andrew Werner

I had such a wonderful evening last night. My friend William invited me out to go to the A-List’s, Mike Ruiz’s Birthday Celebration. What a fantastic party in an amazingly swanky new club, INDUSTRY!

I got to meet some new people who were all very sweet! Reichen Lehmkuhl, Ryan Nickulas and Mike Ruiz were all so lovely to meet! I was also kept in good company by Paulie Z, who is definitely a Gentleman.

Malan Breton came as well, and brought big smiles to my face. It is a pleasure as always to see him. I am also pleased that we FINALLY got a good photo of the two of us, YAY!

Melissa J Daniels & Malan Breton

But, the party wasn’t over quite yet. As we made our way across town to another birthday celebration, for the lovely Dame Betty Grafstein.

We walked in to her brilliantly decorated NYC apartment and to my happy surprise I saw a lot of familiar faces. Alex McCord and Simon van Kempen were there, looking amazing as usual!!

Nole Marin was also there, and he even remembered me! 🙂 We got  the chance to speak for some time, which was so nice. He is certainly a man of many talents… and I am in awe. We also got a good photo of the two of us, because as luck would have it, my camera doesn’t like to take pictures of me with others that actually turn out. But… I got lucky!


Melissa J Daniels & Nole Marin

While attending Dame Betty’s party, I spoke with a very unique and interesting Gentleman. His look was so different and intriguing, I couldn’t help by being fascinated by how he put his look together. OK, so the funny part is, the whole time I never even knew it…but I was talking with the one and only Richie Rich!! And folks, he is one über talented and wonderful guy. 🙂


Richie Rich and I


All in All, it was just another spectacularly special and memorable night!

Here’s the link to ALL of the photo’s from that evening.



Here is a short video I made of the Mike Ruiz Birthday Celebration.

Marriage Equality: New York Wedding March Sept 2010

The stage was set and the speakers electrifying. Many people turned out in support of Marriage Equality, on a grey day in NYC. Umbrella’s in tow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple….to create a rainbow (The LGBT Pride Symbol) as we all walked across the Brooklyn Bridge.

We are GOING to make this happen very soon. Apparently the house was only 8 votes short of passing the Bill, which would give equal rights to ALL where Marriage and Partnerships are concerned.

I got to meet some amazing people. One of which was Miss Claire Buffie, Miss New York. What a lovely and special woman. Though she is straight, she believes (as do I) that Marriage is not only for a man and a woman, it’s about love and family!

Me & Claire Buffie: Miss New York 2010

At the end of the rainbow….aka the Brooklyn Bridge, we all celebrated with music and dancing and also some more excellent speakers.

I was so honored to have been able to attend!! Thank you to everyone who showed up in support.

Erase Hate, Spread Love!!

What do we want? Marriage Equality! When do we want it? Now!!!