Such a Bittersweet Day: Marriage Equality in the Wake of Prop 8 documents the post-Prop 8 marriage equality movement. The features photographs by Geoffrey King, oral histories by Sunny Angulo, and an introduction by San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera.
Such a Bittersweet Day includes the stories of a diverse cast of queer activists, working people, politicos, women, people of faith, transgendered leaders and families who tell their own powerful and unique stories in their own words, as well as images that capture the struggle for equality across California and in the nation's capitol.
100% of the net proceeds from sales of the main edition of this book will go to organizations fighting for civil rights and healthy communities, starting with the Transgender Law Center and Health Legal Services.
Geoffrey King was born in San Francisco and raised in the nearby city of Vallejo. Geoff has photographed political protests across the United States and in Britain since the first day of the Iraq War, and in 2005 he traveled to Bosnia to document the ongoing search for missing persons in the context of the tenth anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre. Geoff is a graduate of Vallejo public schools, Diablo Valley Community College, UC Berkeley and Stanford Law School. Geoff was sworn in to the California Bar concurrent with the publication of this book. He is now an attorney at a civil liberties nonprofit in the Bay Area, where he represents a core constituency of artists, activists and journalists in furtherance of their First Amendment rights. Geoff is self-taught in photography.