Gay Atlantans and allies filled the W Hotel Midtown on Monday night to break the Guinness World Record for the Largest Arms-Linked Toast. The event was the launch of Freedom to Marry’s #ToastToMarriage campaign. Joining in on the record breaking fun was Lance Bass and his fiancé, Michael Turchin. Latrice Royale was also on hand to toast marriage equality after two nights of shows at Burkhart’s Pub.
#ToastToMarriage is a partnership between SKYY Vodka and Freedom To Marry, so naturally guests were drinking a cocktail called the SKYY Vodka Proposal. Before the big toast got underway, FENUXE spoke to Lance Bass about why he was excited for the campaign launch: “I’m from Mississippi so I’m proud to be here as #ToastToMarriage launches in the South here in Atlanta.” When we asked him about his favorite cocktail for a special toast he paused, smiled for a moment and revealed it would have to include SKYY Georgia Peach.
According to materials provided to press at the event: “[#ToastToMarry is] a national campaign to draw together communities to increase visibility and raise funds to support public education programs in places where same-sex couples are currently excluded from marrying.”
If you don’t live in Atlanta you can still catch one of #ToastToMarriage’s future events. They’ll be traveling to Fort Lauderdale, Philadelphia, Columbus, Chicago, New Orleans, Houston, Phoenix, San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Here are some of the photos we snapped during the event: