Some of my best friends are gay

frank-selvaggiNo seriously, I know this line is cliché but everyone loves an attention grabbing post headline. Call me a blog whore if you must.

I don’t often write about my friends but this one could not go unmentioned. I have never been more proud. I have written about Frank once before over at 50-something moms with the catchy title I am in love with a gay man but don’t tell our husbands. (again, the blog whore reared its ugly head)

I have known him more than half my life and consider both he and his husband, Bill, family. At the darkest times in our lives Frank and I have always been there to pick each other up off the floor and dust each other  off. And in turn when there is something to celebrate we are always on each other’s short list of who to call.

As a gay activist his passion is second to none in raising both funds and awareness as the co-chair of the Empire State Pride Agenda. He has been a driving force for marriage equality in this country, which would make sense for he and Billy have not only the strongest marriage I know but also had the one of the best weddings I have ever attended.

The reason for this post is to congratulate my dear friend on his appointment to the board of directors of Signature bank. With tears in my eyes I read the statement that included his marital status. You have come a long way, my friend.

As I always told you, “All good things in all good time.”

Congrats Frank Selvaggi, I am so very proud.

Haven’t had enough of me yet? You can also read me at 50-Something Moms Blog. For photo enthusiasts, visit Leaving the zip code, photos from outside the comfort zone.

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4 responses to “Some of my best friends are gay

  1. Congratulations Frank! Kudos to your recent achievement as well as for having a wonderful friend to brag about it. 🙂

  2. Ivy Mindlin

    Frank, I know you read Amy’s post all the time, so I’m going to take this opportunity to congratulate you as well. I haven’t seen you in forever, but Amy always keeps me updated on all the good news, whether it’s the wedding. Autism Speaks, etc.

    You are amazing. Congrats

  3. J.

    Blog whore! ; )

    What a nice story. Thanks for sharing, Amy. And congrats to Frank!

  4. That is fantastic. Congratulations to him!!

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