Thank you for using my photo in this piece about the Freedom to Marry campaign, @UCBerkeleyNews.
The concept about the journey of tolerance and support is a great one. Should a society hold a person to a long-ago held belief even after they have changed in a way that frees a generation to live authentically? I’ve never met a person who wanted to live their life unauthentically or in an imposed identity.
And it’s thanks to a determined group of idealistic realists who knew what it took to create lasting social change.
I was fortunate enough to be in front of the Supreme Court 3 years after the above photo was taken. The issues are a little different, I still only see the future.
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#activetransportation wherever I go, I can only see the future. #EqualityEqualsHealth #VisibilityEqualsLife @humanrightscampaign #SCOTUS #NoMuslimBan #marriageequality Washington, DC USA 🇺🇸🌎🏳️🌈✌️🕊
Martin Meeker, the director of the Oral History Center at UC Berkeley, interviewed message guru Thalia Zepatos and nearly two dozen others about the Freedom to Marry campaign