This afternoon, while going through my thousands of photos looking for those photos where I dyed my hair blonde (it was a disaster) I came across these photos taken in 2013 during the Marriage Equality Delaware state legislature sessions. Phew! That was a long sentence. I do try to avoid those folks.
The first set of photos was a demonstration I attended in Dover, Delaware for marriage equality. These photos show me being interviewed by a local TV station, an interview I never saw on TV. My friend Charles Meade, who invited and took me to the demonstration, took the photos. I would have loved to seen the interview on TV. But you know what folks? Pat, my Canadian Travel Buddy, saw a photo of me on the Internet testifying before the Delaware State Legislature and that's how he found me.
|Me, all gussied up and ready to testify for marriage equality|
|The photo that captured Pat's attention - who knew all those years making myself available in all the Wrong Places, this is the photo and circumstance that I would meet my doppelgänger?|
|Was I nervous testifying? I would say so! (I found this picture on a newspaper website. Somewhere there is a video because there were a lot of cameras that day. Maybe I find it someday|
He did an Internet search and found my blog, we started to talk via FaceTime and then he came down for a visit. And as they say, "The rest is history." I met the guy I've been looking for my whole life (in all the wrong places of course). Ironic that I would meet him though me involved in making my relationship with Bill legal. But there it is, life is strange and full of serendipity.
During the demonstration at in Dover I got a chance to meet Delaware Governor Markel who I personally thanked for supporting Marriage Equality. Thank you Governor Markel!
|Me shaking hands with Delaware governor Jack Markel (him wondering "who the hell is this guy?" because I did ambush him)) Dover, Delaware 2013|
I'm glad I found these pictures. This is why I take and have photographs (and videos) taken folks, to relieve those momentous life changing times.
I don't have to wonder who will inherit my 100,000 plus photos and 6,500 videos but one thing I know, they will last forever in the Internet because I have now posted them.