Love is Love: Marriage Equality for All!

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Here are some more photos from all the buzz in San Francisco this week in support of marriage equality! This specific set is from Tuesday, March 26th downtown at the Earl Warren State building on McCallister and Polk in Civic Center. It was quite a fun turnout with a very mixed and lively crowd. Some spoke of their personal stories of love, loss, hopes, and fears while others arrived with cleverly designed signs.

One of my favorite groups of posters were carried by these three adorable ladies that reads, “Judging gays for Jesus” and then they would hold up 10’s as people walked by – therefore judging gay and allied supporters to the event as they passed by. Clever, very, very clever!

I had time to chat and photograph about a third of the crowd there and was truly touched and inspired by their stories. Here are some of the best portraits from Tuesdays turnout:

© Betsy Kershner, 2013.

This is Lara and her darling doggie, Tom Jones. Tom had a little mohawk that was quite impressive! I didn’t think to ask her if he was named after the singer, Tom Jones, but if he is, then it’s perfect that he attended the event because it’s not unusual to be loved by anyone. Ha! Get it, get it?

© Betsy Kershner, 2013.

© Betsy Kershner, 2013.

I absolutely LOVED Jae’s rainbow bowtie. I happened to be wearing one myself so after we snapped some pictures I asked Jae to check and make sure mine was even and looking snappy. Aside from being so well dressed, Jae happens to play rugby! SERIOUSLY! Color me impressed – that’s such an intense sport.

© Betsy Kershner, 2013.

© Betsy Kershner, 2013.

This is the family I wrote about yesterday whose kids were absolutely adorable – when asked if they loved their Mom’s a whole lot, they replied: “We love them to the MOON! TO THE MOON!” Both of them loved music, soccer, and having fun with their Moms. It’s clear they are a very happy bunch indeed!

© Betsy Kershner, 2013.

© Betsy Kershner, 2013.

I met Trey (pictured above) early on before the sun started to set. We had some time to shoot a group of portraits in front of the State of California building titles. Trey looks fabulous in his red pants and waving his rainbow flag! He was also one of the organizers for the event — great work, Trey! Looking good!

© Betsy Kershner, 2013.

© Betsy Kershner, 2013.

© Betsy Kershner, 2013.

When the sun had set, everyone received little LED candles in colorful see-thru cups. Some had even brought their own candles with them. I loved feeling like a part of something so important – especially on such a historic week for lesbians & gay families across the US and the world. This event represents only a fraction of what’s to come – we’re here, we’re queer and we’re gonna get married (soon enough)!

xo Kersh

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