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14 of the best public same-sex marriage proposals ever

We all love a public proposal – especially a same-sex public proposal, since they’re relatively new in the grand scheme of things.

LGBT people have been waiting around 6,000 years to get down on one knee in front of innocent bystanders, so, in honour of that depressing fact, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite same-sex marriage proposals.

Andie and Lucy

Andie spent five and a half years convincing her girlfriend Lucy to go skydiving with her. When Lucy finally agreed to hurl herself out of a plane on the morning of her birthday, she ended up with a wife.

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Ann and Jackie

What’s more cheesy and great than a Glee-inspired proposal in front of loads of random people?


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Nico and Mikey

This buff pair got engaged at the gym (Fitness First, King’s Cross to be precise), exactly one year after they met there.

Watch as Nico Martina joins a surprise dancing flash mob before proposing to Michael Sinclair.

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Jake and Michel

This here is the NBA’s first in-game gay marriage proposal – and it features dancers and a mascot courtesy of the Chicago Bulls.

Watch as Jake Conrad asks his Bulls-supporting boyfriend Michal Holtzman to marry him.

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Danielle and Michelle

Danielle proposed to Michelle at a Macklemore & Ryan Lewis show in Omaha, Nebraska.

The band and their tour manager helped her to set up the surprise proposal onstage after a performance of Same Love.

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Mark and Yuval

Following a delightful street performance, Mark told Yuval he wanted to marry him with the help of Bruno Mars’ I Think I Wanna Marry You.

Yuval’s reaction is incredible.

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Paige and Amanda

See for yourselves as Paige basically tricks Amanda into marrying her.

(We’re joking, it’s amazing and lovely.)

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Peter and Adi

Adi thought he was in for another boring day at work.

That was, until he received a cryptic email from his boyfriend Peter.

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Benjamin and Justin

What better way to propose than on Ellen DeGeneres’ show?

Benjamin and Justin, who had previously exchanged commitment rings on the programme, were sitting in the audience before being called to the stage by Ellen herself.

You can guess what happens next.

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Molly and Belinda

Yep, it’s another gym proposal (well, basketball) – and it was in this ‘place of fitness’ that Molly and Belinda first kissed.

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Stephanie and Lisa

Stephanie surprised Lisa at Rockefeller Center in NYC in front of the Christmas tree and after some delightful carols.

It’s so festive you’ll forget all about the aforementioned flash mobs.

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Devin and McKenzie

One forward-planning gay Marine with two engagement rings surprises his boyfriend on his return from Boot Camp.

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Stu and DeAndre

DeAndre proposed to his boyfriend of six years, Stu, to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s ruling in favour of same-sex marriage in Dallas, Texas.

This impressive proposal includes four costume changes, marching band uniforms, shiny rainbow choir robes, confetti cannons, a dance troupe and over 40 friends and family.
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Jeanne and Alissa

This lesbian couple’s proposal video went viral, and for good reason.

Alissa was pulled out of a meeting because of a “disturbance” on the street.

When she got to my office window, she saw her girlfriend Jeanne standing on a bus across the street.

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