The Air We Breathe - Marriage Equality: A Status Update

Related Exhibition The Air We Breathe

Friday, November 18, 2011, 1:00 p.m.

Phyllis Wattis Theater

Since 1995 SFMOMA has presented annual lectures and major symposia thanks to the support of the Phyllis C. Wattis Distinguished Lecture Series fund. This year we present three forum-style events that will bring together cultural producers, scholars, activists, and educators in discussion around some of our most urgent issues in public life.

The Air We Breathe goes "live" with this special symposium devoted to the subject of marriage equality and offers a status update on the issue. Taking a tactical approach, participants pair up to discuss electoral politics, law, and media. A public reception follows the program.


  • Paul Boneberg, executive director, GLBT Historical Society
  • Cleve Jones, GLBT and AIDS activist and founder, NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt
  • Jennifer C. Pizer, legal director and Arnold D. Kassoy Senior Scholar of Law, The Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy, UCLA School of Law
  • Andrea Shorter, marriage and coalitions director, Equality California
  • Camilla Taylor, marriage project director, Midwest Regional Office, Lambda Legal
  • Thomas Watson, chair, Love Honor Cherish

Image: Martha Colburn, Untitled, 2011; courtesy the artist; © Martha Colburn