spring 2004

cambridge, MA


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one of James's friends has an annual drag party.
  getting ready: a redneck and a classy blonde for a date Alex, tj, Rachel, and Brian fun party we were a smash this is a kitchen floor
Massachusetts had a costitutional convention, to decide whether to amend the the state constitution to deny basic civil rights to a group of its citizens... (it did.)
many people from both sides were there. at the MA statehouse closer up on some of the signs it was an interesting day more food art (courtesy of diesel cafe) wool sock

Carl Sciortino's campaign kickoff party

Carl greets

Carl and fenway people?

Carl and the young constituency

Daniel with a Blue Man on his birthday my hallway

balloons in harvard square

Carl's cat has a drinking problem

Basil helps out

i admire the exuberance of dogs

more Basil and more Basil

double, double...

Courtney turns 23--and orange

scrabble on the common

scrabble on the common (game link)

fun can be lonely davis square

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on monday, 17 may 2004, at 12:01am at Cambridge City Hall, Massachusetts became the first state to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples!

pictures from the party:

crowd at city hall

people not everyone was pleased... but almost everyone.

more people

there was a large media presence antennae

the crowd was jubilant

and so were we. backs of heads flag
the crowd reacts as couple #1 emerges (sound clip)
 

one of the first couples emerges with their license!

and another

and another

Carl, Susan, Rachel, Justine, Sean, Brian, tj, and James

Dona, Rachel, Alex, and Justine

 
Dona and Alex

Sean and James

getting above the crowd (courtesy of Andrew)

tj and James (courtesy of Andrew)

  Rachel and Justine
just married!!! another couple emerges with marriage certificate

and interviews.

the crowd at boston city hall memento

a downtown view (James's shot) (original size)

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on the way to Rachel's (James's shot) (original size)

(tj's shot)

James's other shot

pineapple upsidedownness

pineapples upsidedown and Rachel sideways  
 

Corey converses with 6-month-old Oliver (offspring of Aniko)

Kim, James, and Jaime at waterfire

tj and Jaime at waterfire

 

playing scrabble in diesel (that game)

is this water?