Photo Friday: Meet Me at the Corner of Free Love & Marriage Equality – #SummerOfLoveSF @DeYoungMuseum

2017.07.20 San Francisco People and Places, California, USA 7502
2017.07.20 San Francisco People and Places, California, USA 7502 (View on

This week’s photograph was taken at San Francisco’s de Young Museum @DeYoungMuesum, while on vacation, of the The Summer of Love Experience: Art, Fashion, and Rock & Roll | de Young.

When you walk towards the museum, you’re greeted with light posts that show how much the world has learned to love better, and also how much farther it will need to go. I’m sure that 50 years ago a person could be arrested in this park for seeking the company of someone of the same sex. Now, it’s the law of the land that they must be able to live happily ever after.

Best All Gender Restroom implementation I have ever seen

I also spied the best implementation of all gender restrooms I have ever seen, better than even the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Why? Because the Museum didn’t hire a construction crew to make their bathrooms safe, they used education. The simplest innovations are always the best.

Rest of my photographs are below. Nice view of the new Salesforce tower rising above San Francisco, as well as the UCSF Parnassus campus.

Thank you for a truly inclusive experience, impressive even from where I live, in the future. Have I ever mentioned that I love this century?

#SummerOfLoveSF @deyoungmuseum #lifeincolor360 #sf #theta360 – Spherical Image – RICOH THETA

Thanks for using my photo @Berkeleyside in UC’s Oral History Center captures personal histories of the ‘Right to Marry’ campaign 

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Thanks for publishing my photo Berkleyside (@Berkeleyside). It’s of an early morning Supreme Court of the United States on April 28, 2015. This photograph has now become the most viewed in my collection, 63,556 times. Very happy it provides inspiration to others.

I actually clicked through to the oral history discussed, of a man, who identifies as republican, and worked to defeat the repeal of Freedom to Marry in New Hampshire. It’s a sweet story and reminder of how identity transcends political affiliation. My opinion is that the belief framework espoused in the narrative breaks down toward the end of the interview.

I am sorry that Tyler Deaton could not be there on the day the arguments were heard (photo above) or the moment when the nation was unshackled from marriage discrimination. Here it is in a short video and the rest of my photos from those moments are visible here (tip for visitors, you ARE allowed to stand on the supreme court steps as long as you aren’t press or wearing any slogans on your clothes).

Love winning always looks great.

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The personal history of Tyler Deacon, a gay Republican, is one of 23 oral histories included in the Bancroft Library’s Oral History Project on the push for marriage equality,

Source: UC’s Oral History Center captures personal histories of the ‘Right to Marry’ campaign — Berkeleyside