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Memphis natives, youngest black gay couple marries

  • Written by Roz Edward, National Content Director
  • Published in News


David Anderson, 19, and Tre'Darrius Anderson, 20, were born and raised in Memphis. They met in July of 2010. Their love story began that day.

On Dec. 7, 2012, David and Tre'Darrius took a flight to Washington, D.C. and applied for their marriage license. On January 17, 2013, they flew back to D.C. and got legally married in front of the Lincoln Memorial.

Two days later, they flew back to Memphis and had their commitment ceremony.


0 #6 TreDarrius 2013-05-07 13:31
Thanks for the post!
-David&TreDarri us
0 #5 Angie Dagastino 2013-03-13 11:43
The Tri-State Defender has always been a newspaper that has fought for justice and truth. Thank you for stepping up in our community where gay people are often met with disrespect and intolerance. These two young men should not be made to live in fear but in joy and love. Best wishes to them and their future life together.
-1 #4 Sharonda 2013-03-13 03:47
TriStatte Defender this is not news worthy. There are so many more pressing issues in our communiy we need to know about and to be focused on. Your decision to put this article on the front page concerns me as a subscriber.
-5 #3 Sylvester 2013-03-12 17:21
This story and all other gay stories of men engaging in intamacy and marrying each other is against the most morale standard that ever existed. They are all going to burn in hell for thinking it is okay to do such.
-1 #2 Leon 2013-03-12 14:01
I have always known intimate decisions should be left up to each individuals' choice and my position there has not changed! The media's job lately seems to be focused on pushing agendas into the public domain that only benefit special interest groups. That's NOT journalism!!!
+5 #1 Dottie Jones 2013-03-12 13:32
Hooray and how very brave of these young men! And thanks to the Tri-State Defender for recognizing their commitment. Our beloved city is not well-known for its tolerance of gay people. It will take a lot more stories like this one to impress upon everyone that being gay is not a sin.

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