Photographs: New York City The Night We Won Same-Sex Marriage

June 24th was the night the New York State Senate passed a bill to legalize same-sex marriage and it was also the first night of New York City Pride Weekend. Our photos:

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Robin specializes in entertainment, lifestyle and portrait photography. She's also a Creative Producer, Director of Photography and co-owner of Scheme Machine Studios LLC, her production company based in Los Angeles. Robin loves shooting for TV and film and has worked with media companies like Legendary Pictures and Viacom. She shot and directed the Pride campaign for Google called #ThisIsFamily. Robin has had the pleasure of working on national campaigns for companies like Dove and Levis, and had the unique opportunity to shoot for non-profits and initiatives such as The Black List, Save the Children, Move to End Violence, Have a Hart Day, and The Clinton Global Initiative. She is most proud of the work she has done with organizations such as The Ad Council and RAINN working on national impact campaigns. Her celebrity roster includes Cyndi Lauper, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, The B-52s, Keri Hilson, JB Smoove, Tegan and Sara, Margaret Cho, The B-52’s, Andreja Pejic, and many more. She was there for Autostraddle’s birth and proudly served as A-Camp co-director for many years.

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  1. These photos are all amazing. But the one of Robin and Carly is about the cutest thing ever in the world.

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  3. You guys are amazing for being so timely & up to the minute with this.

    Thank you.

    Makes me miss NYC though.


    • !!! These photos are so good! Makes me miss it too :/ @JMo Let’s move back!!

      P.S. Everyone in NY is so good looking and they wear great clothes…

      • Believe me, I think about moving back all the time. Everyone is so damn good looking. Everyone thinks LA is the land of beautiful people but NYC has WAYYYY more. I think it’s the energy.

        Now, who to marry? Hmmm……

  4. These photos are amazing! Thanks for sharing them and letting us be part of the party. ;-)

    • True and true. Thank you guys for letting us be a part of the party
      You can really see the joy in peoples faces. Amazing.
      Let’s hear it for New York!

  5. I’m sure you could find photos of this kind of crowd congregating at past Pride weeks (Especially outside the Stonewall), but the pure joy and relief and excitement and hope on so many faces and knowing the context in which these were taken … I think New York has brought the meaning back to Pride.

  6. Awesome photos, thank you for sharing! Can’t wait for the parade tomorrow, it’s going to be EPIC!

  7. Awwwww, look at all of you guys. My heart is vomiting rainbows of joy and pride looking at this.

  8. Brilliant! I wish I had the energy to be out there last night, but here’s to Dyke March & the rest of pride weekend! Totally love the photo with the two men & shoulderdog.

  9. Haha why is the main picture that one instead of the other posted picture of the same group?? That guy’s face is hilarious! Well done on all of the pictures. Now let’s get california on board…

  10. Soundtrack ideas for these pics? I’m listening to Mika- “Love Today” right now and may/may not be crying. This is so awesome.

  11. I went to Stonewall to celebrate and the party had filled the streets and taken over the whole block. So much love.

  12. We were in Brooklyn when we found out it passed and immediately went to Stonewall to celebrate. Coming up from the subway to see what I later learned was over 1,000 people already there, waving flags, cheering, kissing and hugging was absolutely incredible and so moving. We managed to get inside the bar and the highlight was definitely when the DJ played empire state of mind – never heard so many people sing a song so loudly and with so much conviction: let’s hear it for new york…

    So amazing. Completely overjoyed I was there. Amazing pictures as always, Robin!

  13. God this is amazing. Thanks for taking pictures to show all of us Robin! The joy in them is so palpable.

  14. I’m so happy right now that I’m basically crying. The smile on my face is the widest its ever been.
    I am proud.

  15. New York has just gone up ten thousand notches on my awesome-meter, and it’s not even ten thousand notches tall. This is a beautiful thing and I wish I was there to celebrate it.

  16. I saw a boy vogue while hula-hooping, it was the best thing I’ve ever seen. LAST NIGHT WAS AMAZING!!

  17. Amazing amazing these pictures make me so happy I kind of want to tear up. Congratulations New Yorkers!

  18. I’ve never been so easily weepy! Thankfully, it’s in the best way. As always, Robin, your photos are so moving and capture everything they should. Cheers!

  19. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. Thanks for sharing the moment with us. I hope this starts a ripple affect everywhere else in the nation.

  21. Great photos. You can really feel the enormous amount of happiness and energy through them.

  22. Reading the news first thing in the morning today made me so happy for the rest of the day. Congratulations, NY !

  23. This event brought me to tears. I can’t believe I’m lucky and fortunate enough to be born in this era.

    • Ditto – absolutely cannot believe our good fortune to be born in such a hopeful and dynamic world.

      Now for Australia (supposedly one of the great LGBT-friendly nations in the world) to catch up and legalise the shizz out of same-sex marriage.

    • thanks! i had just gotten it cut earlier that night, so it looks especially fresh.

  24. From the looks of things… I could have found a wife on the freaking street. :-)

  25. Congrats New York. These photos are so beautiful. I wish I could fly out there to celebrate and take it all in.

  26. i keep tearing up i’m just so happy. i just missed the celebrations by a few hours since i had to catch a flight to paris, but damn it new york way to show ’em how it’s done.

  27. These are awesome. I am jealous. I can’t wait for the day someone will take pictures of us celebrating in California :)

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  29. omg i cant believe it! i was just there!!! gosh i missed out! pride and now this!! …. shame on my professors hahaha :D

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  31. Crying at my desk, per usual. lol.
    p.s. I asked my gf to marry me that night. She said YES!

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