Hollywood Couple Dedicates Playground in Kentucky after Town Passes Fairness Ordinance
July 7, 2014 by Hayley Miller, Digital Media Associate
A Hollywood power couple dedicated a playground this weekend in Vicco, Kentucky, to celebrate the small town’s recently-passed fairness ordinance. Vicco is the smallest town in the country to pass a ban on discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Upon learning of Vicco’s historic act, Max Mutchnick, the creator of Will and Grace, and his husband Erik Hyman, an entertainment lawyer, reached out to Vicco Mayor Johnny Cummings to donate money to build a playground and green space for the community.
“When I read about what was going on in Vicco to advance the cause of equality, I was very moved,” said Mutchnick. “I had to reach out to Mayor Cummings and find some way to show my gratitude to the community for such a brave action.”
The dedication plaque reads: “Dedicated to the good people of Vicco, Kentucky for their efforts to end discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Built by a loving family of two dads and their daughters, Rose and Evan.”
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