The Interviews

Phyllis Lyon (Born in 1925) is the first woman to legally marry another woman in the United States.

12-year-old Ceilidh Austin interviewed Phyllis Lyon at her home in San Francisco in the spring of 2010. Ceilidh portrayed Phyllis, word for word, in "Prop 8 Love Stories".

On February 12, 2004 Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin became the first same-sex couple to legally marry in the United Stat
es in a ceremony in San Francisco. They were married again on June 16, 2008.

Del Martin died on August 27, 2008. Phyllis Lyon issued this statement: "Ever since I met Del 55 years ago, I could never imagine a day would come when she wouldn't be by my side. I am so lucky to have known her, loved her, and been her partner in all things. I also never imagined there would be a day that we would actually be able to get married. I am devastated, but I take some solace in knowing we were able to enjoy the ultimate rite of love and commitment before she passed."

Molly McKay & Davina Kotulski

Molly is an attorney and a civil rights activist. Davina is a clinical psychologist and author of Why You Should give a Damn About Gay Marriage.

Molly McKay (center right) was interviewed and portrayed by 16-year-old Audrey Maye Tatum (far right), and Davina Kotulski (center left) was interviewed and portrayed by 13-year-old Tressa Edwards (far left). The interview took place at Molly & Davina's home
in the spring of 2010 in Oakland, CA.

Prop 8 Love Stories features original songs by Audrey Maye Tatum.

Sally Miller Gearhart
(born 1931) is the first open lesbian in higher education to be given a tenure track position (1974). In 1978 Gearh
art fought alongside Harvey Milk to defeat Proposition 6.
12-year-old Olivia Henry interviewed and portrayed Sally.

Robert & Maben Rainwater are historical building contractors living in Sebastopol.

Thanks to the temporary generosity of the State of California, Maben and Robert are now legally married. They
have three adopted kids. Two from Romania: Alexandru & Nicholas; And one from Las Vegas: Kira. Robert & Maben also provide time for their School Board, Parent Council, Soccer and Baseball.

Dominic Williams (center in tie-dye) & Nadia Tomaszewski (left in stripes) interviewed and portrayed Robert & Maben Rainwater. The interview took place in the spring of 2010 in their home is Sebastopol, California.

Melecio Estrella & Andy Jones of Oakland.
Andy is a UC Berkeley Grad student studying alternative energy. Melecio dances on the sides of San Francisco skys
Andy & M
elecio are getting married this summer.
Neal Falletta-Cowden interviewed and portrayed Andy (far left) and Elizabeth Brown interviewed and portrayed Melecio (red shirt).

Elizabeth is in 6th grade. Neal is a junior at Sonom
a Academy HS.

The interview took place at Elizabeth Brown's home in the spring of 2010 in Santa Rosa, California.

Bob & Bernice Thorpe had their first kiss in 1945 and were married 11 days later. They were interviewed in their home in Santa Rosa, California in the spring of 2010 by Amanda Pederson (red shirt) and Madison Saboe (black top).

Rabbi Jerry & Joy Danzig
The Rabbi and his wife struggled when their son "came out".

Kira Findling and Molly Larsen interviewed them in their home in the spring of 2010 in Santa Rosa, California.

Heidi Doughty & Rhonda Findling with their daughters Sonia (9) & Kira (12). Heidi is a grade school teacher & Rhonda is a college counselor. (Kira is also a cast member who interviewed Rabbi Jerry & Joy Danzig. She interviewed and portrayed Joy.)

Dezi, Ecco & Elizabeth interviewed them in their home in the spring of 2010 in Sebastopol, California. Dezi portrayed Heidi; Ecco portrayed Rhonda; Elizabeth portrayed Kira; And Ceilidh Austin portrayed Sonia.

Cinematographers Molly Haas & Randall Brown shot the interview.

Angela Garcia & Nick Egan

Angela is a social worker & Nick is a teacher. Angela & Nick are getting married this summer. Angela struggled when her father came out when she was 14 years old.

Angela was interviewed and portrayed by Jessica Wysocky. Nick was interviewed and portrayed by Ellie Gossage.

The interview took place at Angela & Nick's home in the spring of 2010 in Petaluma, California.

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