HOLLYWOOD, CA--(Marketwired - October 07, 2016) - In celebration of National Coming Out Day on Oct 11, ABCd's new digital talk series "All My Gay Friends Are Getting Married" hosted by television personality, pop culture pundit and comedian Michelle Collins is re-launching with a social campaign about the power of love and the celebration of life! It includes three never before released videos about coming out, finding love & the impact of the Prop 8 ruling.
"If it weren't for my gay friends, I would never LOL. It's about time the funniest, most caring people I know are able to celebrate marriage to one another!" said Executive Producer and Host Michelle Collins. "This show welcomes some truly inspirational couples on to learn about their fabulous wedding days -- some of which are jaw-dropping -- as well as find out their own journeys, individually and as couples."
- "Fight For Your Right To Marry": Jeff Zarillo and Paul Katami are literally the reasons why gay couples can get married as they launched a case to overturn Prop 8 and won! This couple had a star-studded wedding celebration featuring guests Lance Bass, Jamie Lee Curtis and Darren Criss.
- "A Cape To Remember": Proving you do not have to choose between God and gay, Josh and Michael fell in love at a church that initially rejected their relationship. With help from country superstar Carrie Underwood, the church not only welcomed the couple back, the pastor performed their ceremony featuring Josh's beautiful cape!
- "A Very Grammy Wedding": Jamal married Octavius at the Grammy Awards in a ceremony officiated by the Queen… Queen Latifah! Beginning their relationship on the down low in Atlanta, the couple later celebrated their nuptials with a Hollywood-inspired after-party that featured a mic-dropping speech by Jamal's father.
- "They Entered On A Unicorn": Aaron knew Danny was the man for him because he always considered his needs. Or was it the fact that they exchanged gold Rolexes? Either way, the couple had their dream wedding -- unicorn and all -- at the Paramount studio lot. Wedding guests were treated to a red-carpet extravaganza that included performances by John Legend and Joss Stone.
- "DIY Wedding": Michelle has finally met not one, but two nice Jewish boys named Michael. Her only problem: they're married to each other. The Michaels proposed and accepted each other's hand in marriage in a DIY wedding that included a 30-year-old flower girl and unicorn ring bearer.
"All My Gay Friends Are Getting Married" is produced by World of Wonder.
The series is available exclusively on the ABC app for desktop, mobile and connected TV devices, which can be found on Apple's App Store and its Apple TV App Store, ABC.com, Amazon Appstore, Google Play, Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Xbox 360. The app features current on-air ABC shows, full seasons of 38 "Throwback" shows like "Felicity," "My So Called Life," "Sports Night" and "Ugly Betty," and ABCd short-form series from some of today's most unique voices in comedy and lifestyle.
ABOUT WORLD OF WONDER
World of Wonder is an innovative production company creating hit television series, critically acclaimed documentaries, cutting edge digital content, live events and even a weekly radio show.
World of Wonder is behind such entertaining and award-winning hit series as RuPaul's Drag Race (Logo), Million Dollar Listings (Bravo), Andy Cohen: Then and Now (Bravo), Big Freedia (Fuse), Island Hunters (HGTV) Candidly Nicole (Vh1). Million Dollar Listing NY was a 2015 Emmy® Award nominee, while Big Freedia won the 2014 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Reality Program. RuPaul's Drag Race won the 2014 TCA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming and RuPaul won the 2016 Emmy® for Outstanding Reality Host. The success of all things Drag Race inspired them to create Drag Con a two-day conference with a total of 35,000 attendees the past two years.
Recently World of Wonder started production on the second season of Andy Cohen: Then and Now, a new real estate series for Bravo Real Estate Wars, a six part documentary series about sex and for Nat Geo (Original Sin) and has just announced a 2-hour documentary special with Katie Couric exploring gender also for Nat Geo.
The company has created multiple award-winning films and documentaries such as Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures (nominated for two Emmy® awards), Inside Deep Throat, The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Wishful Drinking, Monica in Black and White, and The Last Beekeeper, which won an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Nature Programming. Many of their films have premiered at the Sundance Film festival including Becoming Chaz and Party Monster (both the documentary and the feature film starring Macaulay Culkin).
World of Wonder has created a substantial digital footprint with its YouTube channel WOWPresents. With 500,000 subscribers and over 200 million views, the channel currently airs eleven weekly original series with a new episode every day of the week. In addition to its signature channel WOWPresents, they have launched an MCN (Multi-Channel Network) comprising 120 YouTube channels with over 215 million cumulative views and over 1.6 million subscribers. The popular WOW Report blog, which can be found at www.worldofwonder.net, receives more than 1 million visitors per month and was awarded the Best Counter Culture Blog by LA Weekly. Every week The WOW Report counts down the top 10 things that make us go WOW on SiriusXM Radio Andy.
For More on National Coming Out Day please visit:
Human Rights Campaign
The Trevor Project
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