The Cypher Avenue team has never pretends to be non-biased when it came to openly gay black filmmakers Deondray Gossett and Quincy LeNear. Their television show and film series, The D.L. Chronicles is hands down our favorite and most authentic depictions of the gay experience for men of color.

On top of all that, they’ve managed to maintain a 17+ year relationship/friendship/partnership that proves the idea of “long term” is actually possible in the gay community. To finally make their bond official, they joined 33 other straight and gay couples during The Grammy Awards in a marriage ceremony to crescendo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ performance of “Same Love.”

As the ceremony continued, Queen Latifah officiated the nuptials while Madonna performed “Open Your Heart.” Were these marriages official? According to Latifah, legally the ceremony was legit: “I had to be sworn in as an official. I’m not a minister.”

So the black gay filmmaking couple that can do no wrong in our eyes is now no longer living in sin…well…at least not living in sin to the “gay-friendly” Christians out there.

Congrats to them both!