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Brendan Fay
(1958 - living) Ireland - U.S.A.

Tom Moulton & Brendan Fay

Gay activist

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Brendan was born in Ireland and raised in Drogheda where his parents, Peter and Mary, still live. He is the founder of the Lavender and Green Alliance in New York and, since 2000, in the face of continued refusal by the organizers of New York's St. Patrick's Day Parade to allow a group of gay and lesbian marchers to participate, has organized in Queens the city's only St. Patrick's Parade that welcomes LGBT groups.

Moulton, Judge, FayHe is working now on a collection of stories about his friend Father Mychal Judge, the gay Catholic priest and fire chaplain who died in the World Trade Center catastrophe.

Brendan Fay (right on the picture), a Marriage Equality member, married his partner Tom Moulton (left), a pediatric hematologist/ oncologist, on May 24, 2003, at the Episcopal Church of St. Ann and the Holy Trinity, 157 Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights. The wedding was president over by Catholic Rev. Raymond Lefebvre and Episcopal Rev. Charles McCarron, with Rev. Barbara Crafton preaching.

Brendan and Tom met at a Dignity meeting in 1996, were engaged on LGBT Pride weekend in 1997, and registered their partnership in New York City in 2000. They live in Astoria, Queens. Tom and Fay were civilly married in Toronto when Ontario started marrying same-sex couples in 2003. They also later married in Boston when Massachusetts started marrying same-sex couples.

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