In GayHousewife.com, Hank Donat shares his recipe for cultivating a happy spouse and a loving, nurturing home. As equality for gay spouses becomes a reality, Hank demonstrates that the art of marriage transcends discrimination. Find insights from a Gay Housewife® on food, entertaining, art, decorating, and more. Says Hank, "You don't have to be perfect to be a perfect spouse. It only takes a bit of love to make it nice."
Journalist Hank Donat and his husband, Jeff Halpern, became San Francisco's first gay grooms on June 17, 2008. Hank triumphantly tossed his wedding bouquet from an ornate balcony under the rotunda at City Hall.
"Lawful marriage to the perfect partner is Paradise on Earth."
As captured in an iconic image by New York Times photographer Peter Dasilva, the historic event helped usher in a new era for the City and for Hank, the longtime online ambassador known as Mister SF™. While the world was listening, Hank declared, "Taking care of the person you love is the most important thing in the world - gay or straight."
As a Gay Housewife, Hank often faced ignorance about the perceived role of a spouse and partner. Now he leads by example, bringing the same optimistic outlook and attention to detail to his adventures around the house that he brings to his exploits around town.
Always at the epicenter of history, surrounded by the magic of San Francisco, Gay Housewife Hank Donat continues to enumerate the rewards of marriage and homemaking.