A Gay Couple Got Engaged At A Chicago Bulls Game -- An NBA First

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Scottie Pippen congratulated Michael Holtzman (left) and Jake Conrad, who got engaged at Thursday’s Chicago Bulls game.
Scottie Pippen congratulated Michael Holtzman (left) and Jake Conrad, who got engaged at Thursday’s Chicago Bulls game.

The engagement was a few days in the making. Jake Conrad took to Facebook earlier this week to begin the planning of a very special engagement he was ready to propose to his boyfriend, Michael Holtzman.

Luckily, Holtzman isn’t on Facebook and didn’t see the message.

A friend did know someone with the Chicago Bulls and connected Conrad. That lead to the happy gay couple being at center court during the Bulls’ game against the San Antonio Spurs last night, where Conrad popped the question.

Holtzman said yes.

While marriage proposals are regular occurrences at sporting events and concerts, this is the first one we have heard about that involved a same-sex couple at an NBA game.

 

Conrad is a volunteer assistant women’s volleyball coach at the Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. A request for comment from Conrad was not immediately returned.

We don’t know much about Holtzman, other than the fact that he’s now engaged to be married!

Oh, the Bulls won the game, 95-91.

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