Save the date: Alberta minister getting married
Alberta’s first openly gay cabinet minister shared news of his engagement on Facebook
EDMONTON—A few weeks before the October NDP convention in Edmonton, Alberta’s Minister of Culture and Tourism Ricardo Miranda was preparing to table a proposal … one that he wasn’t expecting to backfire.
In his Edmonton apartment, and joined by his partner Christopher Brown, a man he had met only a few months before and then fell deeply in love with, Miranda was gearing up to pop the question.
“And then he asked me to stop,” Miranda said. “He said, ‘We shouldn’t have this conversation right now.’ I was a little bit upset about that because I thought things were going well, but it turned out that he was the one that wanted Alberta Minister of Culture and Tourism Ricardo Miranda, right, and his fiancé Christopher Brown, left, announced they will be getting married after just a short few months of dating. They’ll tie the knot at the Glenbow Museum in Calgary later in the month.
to propose to me, and he just didn’t have the ring yet.”
And so, on Saturday, Oct. 27, when the convention was in full swing, and after the two retired to the minister’s apartment again between events, Brown turned the tables
and bounced the question back.
“I had it all planned out,” said Brown, a resident of Faust, Alta. “Love is tricky like that. You think you’re going to plan it one way, and then it goes the opposite way.”