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Karen Kahn and Pat Gozemba
Karen Kahn (left) and Pat Gozemba
photo credit: Marilyn Humphries

A former professor of English and Women’s Studies, Patricia A. Gozemba is the coauthor of Pockets of Hope: How Students and Teachers Change the World. She is also a founding member of The History Project, which has been documenting LGBT Boston since 1980. The former editor of Sojourner: The Women’s Forum, Karen Kahn also edited Frontline Feminism: Essays from Sojourner’s First Twenty Years. Gozemba and Kahn married in September 2005; they live in Salem, Massachusetts.

Marilyn Humphries is an independent photojournalist whose work over the past twenty-five years has appeared in numerous publications, ranging from the New York Times and The Progressive to Bay Windows, Gay Community News, and the Boston Phoenix. She lives in Beverly, Massachusetts.

“In Courting Equality, Marilyn Humphries’ stunning photos show both what the struggle for equality looks like and what it feels like. She has been there every step of the way as this history has unfolded.”
— Mary Bonauto, lead attorney for Goodridge plaintiffs