Cowboi Jen—Philadelphia Leather Pride Night producer, Mid-Atlantic Leatherwoman 2009, Leather Archives & Museum’s Chuck Renslow President’s Award-winner 2012, and Pantheon of Leather Woman of the Year 2013—married her fiancée Suzanne on October 1.
The afternoon ceremony took place at the pre-American Revolutionary Old Pine Street Presbyterian Church, built in Philadelphia in 1768, with the Right Reverend Bernard Callahan officiating. Jen and Suzanne made their vows in the presence of Jen’s mother Claire, Suzanne’s parents Thomas and Dolores, and many other relatives, colleagues, and friends, including one, Jaco Lourens, who came from South Africa.
The Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus sang “I Dreamed a Dream,” from “Les Misérables,” to words, pertinent to the occasion, penned by Jen, beginning, “She dreamed a dream;” “You Raise Me Up;” “Nella Fantasia;” Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah;” and “Oh Happy Day,” as part of the service.
A reception followed, at the Estate at Monroe, in nearby Williamstown, New Jersey.