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It is often said that every little girl grows up dreaming about her wedding day. Perhaps there is some truth to that. But what if that little girl is a tomboy, or a jock, or a lesbian, or a boy? When we grow up, how do we make our dreams a reality?

As queer folks, we are continually redefining marriage and family. With that comes redefining weddings and style. Imagine your wedding. What would you wear? What did you wear? Where would you shop for it? How do you find the perfect outfit when you don't fit into a tidy little box? Please send me your thoughts and pictures so we can create a resource for all the queer folks out there who don't know what to wear to their weddings. (Send me a message by clicking on the Andrea in the Followers section)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Rosie O'Donnell and Kelli Carpenter

Ok, so they have since split up and their marriage was deemed invalid by the State of California. But for a short time in 2004, Rosie O'Donnell and Kelli Carpenter were legally married. See that marriage license there? It was real.

I was in school near City Hall in San Francisco at that time. It was so exciting to be there every day and see all the satellite news trucks covering the event, all the couples lined up in the rain waiting for their chance to be legally recognized, and even the silly protesters. Hope was in the air! We didn't know how long it would last, but it was thrilling to witness such an important step forward in the fight for marriage equality. The mood was very different in 2009 across the street at the Supreme Court building when they affirmed the right of our fellow citizens to write discrimination into the California constitution.

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