gay is good!

June 29, 2011

i was wowed to tears friday night when i heard that gay marriage had been approved in new york, now the 7th state in the country that allows same-sex marriage! quite disappointing when it was repealed in california, but incredible that our gay friends in new york can finally be official!!! just in time for gay pride this past weekend!!!

noah, one of my best friends from college, was in town last week with his partner, vicent, who was visiting from valencia, spain. we spent two full days biking around san francisco and spent some time in the castro and at the GLBT history musem. it was so inspiring to see the history of the san francisco gay community and gay rights movement, to hear all the stories of the struggles through discrimination, violence, the aids epidemic, the “don’t ask don’t tell” bs.

im lucky to live in a city that appreciates and celebrates diversity and know that gay marriage will one day be an option in california and all over the states! until then, here are some inspirational photos of gay rights movement in new york from the 60s and on. together, we can make anything happen!

this post is dedicated to noah and vicent, a happy couple who deserve everything that any other happy couple deserve- gay, straight, purple, polka-dotted, upside down, or under water. LOVE IS LOVE!

and by the way, same-sex marriage is recognized in nationwide in Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Iceland, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, and Sweden.

all images via the new york public library’s LGBT and HIV/AIDS activist collection.


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