We haven’t done a Swag Tuesday in some time, but is a great one. Via press release:
First Comes Love is a new book of photographs and love stories that celebrates the lives and enduring relationships of LGBTQ couples from across the U.S. This is the story of our times! The coffee table book, with a foreword by icon Edie Windsor, is just one element of the First Comes Love Project, a traveling exhibition of photographs, stories and video interviews documenting LGBTQ couples that have been together for many years. Among the couples included in the book are Edie Windsor and Thea Spyer, both of the Proposition 8 couples, Mayor Annise Parker of Houston and her wife, Bishop Gene Robinson, the first couple married in Washington, DC and gay pioneers Barbara Gittings and Kay Lahusen.
“First Comes Love has it right,” says supporter Evan Wolfson, President of Freedom to Marry. “It’s the faces and stories of real people that open hearts and minds and pave the way to legal and social change.” “First Comes Love is more than a book of beautiful photography, it’s an essential document,” says fellow endorser, HRC President, Chad Griffin. “It testifies to a moment in history that all of us made possible and none of us will ever forget—when our community left the closet for good, and equality finally became a mainstream American value.”
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