Monday, Oct 14, 2019
 
search SGN
SERVING SEATTLE AND THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST FOR 37 YEARS!

click to visit advertiser's website


Javascript DHTML Drop Down Menu Powered by dhtml-menu-builder.com

Last Weeks Edition
   
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website




 
 

 

 

[Valid RSS]

click to go to advertisers website
to Section One | to Arts & Entertainment
posted Friday, July 5, 2013 - Volume 41 Issue 27
'Every day just gets better and better' - Rasha and Vanna Pecoraro share what marriage has meant for them
Section One
ALL STORIES
  next story
'Every day just gets better and better' - Rasha and Vanna Pecoraro share what marriage has meant for them

by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

Rasha and Vanna Pecoraro's backgrounds in performance have brought them to Prides from Portland to Seattle for the past four years, but on Sunday, June 30, at Seattle's Pride parade, the couple was able to march side-by-side for the very first time not only as partners, but as wives.

'My wife is actually the first woman I've ever dated,' said Rasha, who realized her sexuality and came out later in life. 'When I first met my wife, she was the sexiest woman I had ever seen in my life. We were friends at first, then fell in love.'

Rasha said that from that vey first moment they met four years ago, she knew she had to have Vanna's baby.

'She is my soul mate, our every day just gets better and better. Everything has kind of fallen into place for us - we even got pregnant on the first try. I have a lot to be thankful for,' said Rasha.

MARRIED IN JANUARY
The two have a 21-month-old daughter, Leilani.

'[Her] mommies are legally married and they get to march in a parade,' Rasha told SGN. 'I have a beautiful, amazing wife and a beautiful, healthy, amazing daughter.'

The two were wed in the state of Washington on January 7 of this year, Rasha taking Vanna's surname.

For the parade, the couple wore the very same outfits they were married in - Rasha, her wedding dress (now a few sizes too big, which she's quite happy about) and Vanna, a white button-down and white dress pants with a designer white belt to match.

'It was absolutely overwhelming and amazing,' Rasha said of the parade. 'Everybody was so supportive and encouraging, yelling congratulations, and it felt so powerful just being a few days out from DOMA being abolished.

'I didn't see any negativity. I didn't see any protesters, everybody just screamed,' Rasha added.

THE KING OF PORTLAND
'My wife and I, he performs as a drag king and I sing,' said Rasha. 'She and I met four years ago 'cause I was singing at a club and she had just started doing drag.'

Now, Vanna, who performs as Emilio, is Portland's premiere Latin drag king. The couple reside in Battle Ground, Washington, about 20 miles north of Portland, and have been regularly making appearances at both Seattle and Portland Pride parades since they got together. The two were invited to Seattle to march in this year's parade by Ceasar Hart, Seattle's best-known drag king.

'My wife has performed with Ceasar over the past year quite a few times,' Rasha noted.

'LOVE WHO YOU LOVE'
As she settles down from what she sees as a quite exhilarating past week, Rasha is excited to see where the recent DOMA victory will lead the movement in regard to childrearing by Gay and Lesbian couples.

'She had to legally adopt our daughter, because I gave birth to our daughter,' Rasha told SGN. 'We had to pay a lawyer to have Vanna legally adopt our daughter.'

'I like being in the public eye and being out. I feel like we're supposed to make a difference in the world for people who come out after us,' Rasha told SGN. '[The parade] was such a good, natural high and such a beautiful thing to be a part of. Love is love ... all that matters is you love who you love.'

Tell a friend:

Share on Facebook  Share on Facebook

Post to MySpace!Share on MySpace!

    Share on Delicious

Share on StumbleUpon!

Two more men cured of HIV - Stem-cell transplants succeed in removing all traces of virus
------------------------------
Food fight - Grocery workers picket Harvard Market QFC
------------------------------
The (Interim) Chief - Seattle's newest top cop brings a fresh perspective on multiple issues
------------------------------
Uneasy alliances - Coalition building is difficult but essential for victory
------------------------------
The Guide at Pride: A brief history
------------------------------
Ed Murray: He's 'outstanding' - Muni League gives Seattle's Gay mayoral candidate its highest rating
------------------------------
'Kissing cousins' at Pike Place Market
------------------------------
'Every day just gets better and better' - Rasha and Vanna Pecoraro share what marriage has meant for them
------------------------------
Catholic Church scandal deepens - Documents show officials conspired to shield assets from abuse victims
------------------------------
The DOMA decision and immigration - Here's what LGBT binational couples need to know
------------------------------
Federal judge OKs Michigan marriage suit - Lesbian couple says state ban is unconstitutional
------------------------------
National League of Cities endorses marriage equality
------------------------------
A win for Michigan couples - State can't ban same-sex partnership benefits, federal court says
------------------------------
Don't send us a 'faggot' ambassador, cardinal tells Obama
------------------------------
Turkish delight - Pride takes over Istanbul's Taksim Square
------------------------------
Vive la France! - Marseille to welcome hundreds of thousands for EuroPride
------------------------------
BREAKING NEWS
------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

click to visit advertiser's website

click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
Seattle Gay Blog post your own information on
the Seattle Gay Blog
 

gay news feeds gay news readers gay rss gay
http://sgn.org/rss.xml | what is RSS? | Add to Google use Google to set up your RSS feed
SGN Calendar For Mobile Phones http://sgn.org/rssCalendarMobile.xml
SGN Calendar http://sgn.org/rssCalendar.xml

Seattle Gay News - SGN
1605 12 Ave., Ste. 31
Seattle, WA 98122

Phone 206-324-4297
Fax 206-322-7188

email: sgn2@sgn.org
website suggestions: web@sgn.org

copyright Seattle Gay News - DigitalTeamWorks 2012

USA Gay News American News American Gay News USA American Gay News United States American Lesbian News USA American Lesbian News United States USA News
Pacific Northwest News in Seattle News in Washington State News