Monday, April 23, 2007

Courting Equality

There's a wonderful new book out called "Courting Equality". It's by Patricia A. Gozemba (Author), Karen Kahn (Author), Marilyn Humphries (Photographer). My husband and I looked through the book this past weekend at the Now Voyager bookstore on Commercial St in Provincetown. I didn't even think copies were available yet!

Browsing through the book brought back some beautiful memories of the struggle we've gone through here in Massachusetts. Some of the pictures even brought back the painful memories of those groups out there who hate us simply because of who we are. I got misty when I found a picture of my husband and myself at one of the Constitutional conventions. (We were both shouting and crying over the defeat of the anti-gay Phil Travis amendment.) We felt really proud to be featured alongside our brothers and sisters in the fight for full equality.

Check out the events page on the website for places where the authors and photographer will be signing books. There will be a special book signing at the Cambridge YWCA on May 16th on the eve of the 3rd anniversary of the Equal Marriage:

May 16, 6:30-8:30 pm, Cambridge YWCA, Hannum Hall, 7 Temple Street (Central Square, one block from Mass. Ave.), Cambridge, MA. Launch of Courting Equality! Meet the photographer, authors, and people in the book. Have them sign your copy. Books will be for sale at the event.

See slides from Courting Equality telling the story of the MA achievement in bringing justice for all. Featured guests Mary Bonauto of GLAD, lead attorney in the Goodridge case, the Goodridge plaintiffs, and MA legislators. Celebrate with wedding cake! Special thanks to Carol Rose, Executive Director of the ACLU-MA.

Sponsored by the ACLU-MA, the Center for New Words, Beacon Press, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, MassEquality, Parents and Friends of Lesbians And Gays, Religious Coalition for the Freedom to Marry, the Mass Gay and Lesbian Political Caucus, Freedom to Mary Coalition of MA, The History Project: Documenting LGBT Boston and our media sponsor Bay Windows.

I've also provided a link at the left to the "Courting Equality" website

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