Gay couple featured in Clinton campaign commercial to discuss their humorous book in WeHo

Jared Milrad and Nathan Johnson – the first same-sex couple to appear in a presidential campaign commercial – will discuss and sign copies of their humorous relationship book, “So, You Want To Get (Gay) Married,” Friday in West Hollywood. The couple’s dog is named Cooper. Photo: Courtesy of Jared Milrad.

WEST HOLLYWOOD – Jared Milrad and Nathan Johnson – the first same-sex couple to appear in a presidential campaign commercial – will discuss and sign copies of their humorous relationship book, “So, You Want To Get (Gay) Married,” Friday in West Hollywood.

The couple, who will be at Book Soup from 7 to 8:30 p.m., will also talk about how Hillary Clinton’s campaign commercial put their marriage plans on the map and how to stay sane while planning to tie the same-sex knot.

Milrad and Johnson appeared in two viral presidential campaign commercials – “Getting Started” and “Equal” – that received more than 10 million views worldwide. Shortly thereafter, the couple were thrust into the international spot just weeks before saying, “I Do.”

 

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Phillip Zonkel

Award-winning journalist Phillip Zonkel spent 17 years at Long Beach's Press-Telegram, where he was the first reporter in the paper's history to have a beat covering the city's vibrant LGBTQ. He also created and ran the popular and innovative LGBTQ news blog, Out in the 562.

He won two awards and received a nomination for his reporting on the local LGBT community, including a two-part investigation that exposed anti-gay bullying of local high school students and the school districts' failure to implement state mandated protections for LGBT students.