Last week, New York became the largest state to legalize gay marriage. Two days later, over a million people gathered in Manhattan to celebrate this victory for marriage equality at the city's Pride March. I've been to this event in past years, but nothing came close to the euphoric mood at Sunday's march. The crowds greeted Governor Andrew Cuomo - accompanied by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn - with deafening cheers. Spectators held up thousands of printed signs reading "Thank You Governor Cuomo" and "Promise Kept," and some reading "Homos for Cuomo in 2016." Spontaneous proposals took place along the parade route, and many couples held up signs proclaiming their intention to marry in July. Some of the loudest cheers greeted Governor Cuomo as the parade passed in front of the Stonewall Inn - the site of the deadly riot that started the gay rights movement more than 40 years ago. The March was a beautiful celebration of a great moment in this country's civil rights history, and I'm proud to have been a part of it.
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Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Normally I write a little paragraph about my portrait subjects in the blog post, but what can I say about my best friend, whom I've known since I was two years old?
The last two times we've gotten together, we've gone on photoshoots together. Last time I took her portrait, and this time she took mine, so we're doing joint blog posts. Check out her photos of me on her blog, and look for more of our parallel posts soon!