Theo Smith got down on one knee for his lover in front of the nation’s capitol.
Smith proposed to Mike Curtis during a June 10-11 visit to Washington, D.C.
Curtis said yes.
The couple were part of a group from West Palm Beach that attended The Equality March for Unity and Pride. H.G. Roosters, a popular West Palm Beach LGBT club, organized the trip.
Smith called the experience “unbelievable.”
In a letter to SFGN, Smith writes he learns everyday “it does get better. I will never forget the support and encouragement from this unique group of 32. More importantly, I will never forget the unforgettable experience of a lifetime and for that, I am grateful.”
H.G. Roosters is owned by AJ Wasson, a member of SFGN’s 2016 Out 50. Wasson arranged for Smith, Curtis and 30 other community members to fly from West Palm Beach to Washington. For travel aficionados, the group used Southwest Airlines and stayed at the Hyatt. Smith said he developed the idea with Roosters manager David Hazen over weekly games around the pool table.
“It was a brilliant idea,” Smith told SFGN in a telephone call last week. “It was an important milestone for our rights.”
Smith said he thanks Michael Weinstein for helping with a grant package. He also expressed gratitude to the drag queens at H.G. Roosters for donating their tips to make the trip happen. While in DC, the couple enjoyed nightly walks in the mall.
“The best way to see the monuments is at night,” Smith said. “With the light being on them just makes it much more surreal.”