John M. Becker

Ian McKellen Helps Gay Man With Marriage Proposal

Filed By John M. Becker | August 11, 2014 6:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment, Marriage Equality
Tags: Doctor Who, gay marriage, Ian McKellen, marriage equality, marriage proposal, proposal, same-sex marriage, Star Trek, wedding proposal

LGBT people recording their marriage proposals and uploading them to YouTube is all the rage these days, so would-be brides and/or grooms have been forced to get more and more creative in order to make theirs stand out.

Last week, YouTuber Brett Lotriot uploaded what may be the most epic marriage proposal yet. What makes it so amazing, you ask? Well, his boyfriend Khalid Shawwa happens to be a huge Star Trek fan, so Brett tried to track down Patrick Stewart, a.k.a. Captain Picard, for help.

When that failed, Brett enlisted the help of Stewart's best friend, who just happens to be stage and silver screen legend -- and openly gay equality advocate -- Sir Ian McKellen.

Amazing, right? Watch:

Now, for those of you who aren't Trekkies but Whovians, I've got a special treat for you after the break.

Since we're talking marriage and cult classic television shows, I couldn't resist sharing this incredible engagement photo of TJ Mundell and Timmy Patterson by Shaun Menary Photography.

The Dallas couple didn't want to take what they call "normal people" engagement photos, so they constructed a custom Tardis, rented a warehouse, dressed up as the Ninth and Tenth Doctors (David Tennant and Matt Smith, respectively), and let Shaun work his magic.

Here's one of the amazing photos that resulted.


To see several more photos from the shoot, head over to BuzzFeed -- and be sure to check out photographer Shaun Menary's work at as well.

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