If I had given up when it seemed hard, impossible or a waste of my vacation day to wait in line for the chance to see her, I wouldn’t have had that experience. During a year in my life that proved to be the most difficult, with one crisis following another, it was the perfect time to be reminded of the power of faith. As much as I’ve admired Dolly for so many reasons, she is a model to me for perseverance and believing in yourself, in spite of all of the Doubting Thomases in the world.
I am on News 12 New York in a piece about businesses with gay employees that offer health insurance. Re/Dress was selected and as an employee who is gay and has health insurance, the newscaster asked me “Will you and your partner be getting married?” And I said “I want News 12 viewers to know I am single.”
Anyway, they said in the report, “Bevin Branlandingham, who is single, doesn’t want to get married for insurance.” And then I talk about how getting divorced is expensive so you shouldn’t get married for health insurance.
I am going to try to somehow get a copy of this news report for my own digital media library, but in the meantime try clicking this link to News 12:
It might give you some hooey about being a subscriber to a cable provider but I was able to work around it by going to “Top Stories.” It’s dated June 30, 2011 and dateline: Boerum Hill.
So far no one who saw me on the news has contacted me about a marriage proposal, but I’m still hopeful. Though I’m not sure I am so interested in dating the News 12 viewer crowd. No offense.
But the real question is, when my relationship status changes, do I give News 12 the exclusive or do I go straight to TMZ?