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Jason & deMarco

Jason Warner (born 1975) and deMarco DeCiccio (born 1976) are a Christian musical duo (and life partners) with outreach to the LGBT community. (P: Jason Warner and deMarco DeCiccio singing together at All God's Children Metropolitan Community Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota.)

Robert Jason Nicewarner, who changed his name to "Jason Warner" before becoming a duo with deMarco, is a 1997 graduate of Lee University in Tennessee, and comes from a Pentecostal faith background. Marco DeCiccio, who is now known as deMarco, grew up a Roman Catholic, is a native of Canada and a 1999 graduate of York University.

Jason and deMarco met in 2001 in Hollywood, California. Before launching their duo act, deMarco was a lead in the international touring company of the musical "California Dream Men" and Jason was a Christian artist in mainline traditional Gospel groups, and then as a solo artist touring mostly through Metropolitan Community Church, gay-accepting churches. The duo released their first album together, The Spirit of Christmas, in 2002 followed by 2003's Songs for the Spirit. In 2004, they appeared on the cover of The Advocate magazine with their new album Spirit Pop. In early 2005, they started working with Letthead Productions, a recording studio and production company based in Houston. They released their fourth album, Till the End of Time, produced by Alan Lett, with additional production from Joe Hogue, Eddie X and Luigie Gonzalez. Seven of the album's twelve songs are written by Jason and deMarco.

Jason and deMarco's first single, "Trying to Get to You," climbed the Billboard Charts and their second single, "This is Love", won "Music Video of the Year 2006" on MTV's LOGO. A full-length feature documentary film entitled We're All Angels premiered at NewFest 2007 (the 19th Annual New York LGBT Film Festival), and at Outfest 2007 (the 25th Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival). They have a fan club "The Angel Club," based on the We're All Angels documentary.


Contemporary Christian singers deMarco DeCiccio, left, and his partner, Jason Warner, along with their 19-month-old twins Mason, left, and Noah.
Jason Warner and deMarco DeCiccio are a Christian musical duo (and life partners) with outreach to the LGBT community. The couple married in Los Angeles in 2008 and performed at summit united Methodist church in Columbus Ohio in September 2008. Fraternal twins Mason and Noah, arrived in May 2011 via surrogacy. DeCiccio is Mason's biological father, and Warner is Noah's biological father. Each parent legally adopted the other child. Warner has written a book, "The Journey of Same Sex Surrogacy," due this fall, that chronicles their experience.

In 2007, Jason joined the staff at Unity Church of Christianity in Houston, Texas under the leadership of Rev. Howard Caesar. He is a Young Adult and Youth Leader as well as a Contemporary Worship Leader, performing with deMarco.

The couple married in Los Angeles in 2008 prior to the passage of Proposition 8. the couple performed at summit united Methodist church in Columbus Ohio in September. Fraternal twins Mason and Noah, arrived in May 2011 via surrogacy. DeCiccio is Mason's biological father, and Warner is Noah's biological father. Each parent legally adopted the other child. Warner has written a book, "The Journey of Same Sex Surrogacy," due this fall, that chronicles their experience.

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jason_and_deMarco

Further Readings:

The Journey of Same-Sex Surrogacy by Jason Warner
Paperback: 138 pages
Publisher: Zygote Publishing (December 17, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 061589562X
ISBN-13: 978-0615895628
Amazon: The Journey of Same-Sex Surrogacy
Amazon Kindle: The Journey of Same-Sex Surrogacy

Surrogacy is a gift that allows couples and individuals, who may not be able to have children traditionally, an opportunity to become parents. The Journey of Same-Sex Surrogacy gives others hope that they, too, can have a family. It’s a book about possibilities and dreams that details the trials along the way. Jason Warner and his partner, deMarco, eagerly want to start the next chapter of their life together. They discover they could each possibly have a biological child that would also be a fraternal twin to the other through a surrogate mother using in vitro fertilization (IVF). Although it’s a new field with few resources, Warner walks readers through this journey of discovery, sharing life-changing decisions, answering many questions and providing several resources while also including stories of others. He also offers valuable information on legal and medical issues that couples face when pursuing surrogacy.

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