PRIDE: Legends, Life and Love William Quigley - Carefully Taught
photography 11x14 $200
In 2015 I was in San Francisco for Pride weekend. That Friday morning, June 26, I awoke to my phone BLOWING UP with friends celebrating the Supreme Court Case that declared Gay Marriage constitutional. I sat in disbelief as I dared to dream that this was true, that Gay Marriage was now a protected right. The city crackled with joy: people hugged, danced, cheered, cried, sang, the world felt electric. At the parade the next day I was taking pictures and what caught my eye was this kid. He held a sign that was all about love. And I realized this is what had really happened: love won. The Gay movement has always had at its core a simple idea: we are human beings deserving all the same rights and the ability to live our lives and LOVE how we want.
Yes, gay people won, the movement won, the country won but the real victory is that LOVE WON! LOVE WON! LOVE WON!