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Below: Judy and Karin on an Olivia vacation cruise where they committed to each other, regardless.
Below: Judy and Karin with Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love and Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage and the foreword to Torn Apart: United by Love, Divided by Law. Gilbert was honored this night – June 8, 2010 – by Immigration Equality for her work for same-sex binational couples.
Below: Karin and Judy with Congressman Mike Honda (author of Reuniting Families Act) in Washington, D.C. at the press conference announcing his legislation. Congressman Honda heard Judy’s story in his in-district office and understood the special aspect of immigration reform same-sex binational couples need.
Below: Karin and Judy at Hever Castle, Kent, England, while being love exiles together. This is the castle where Judy’s genetic ancestors worked for Anne Boleyn’s family.
Below: Judy and Karin on the Queen Mary 2, off on a love exile journey again.
Below: California Assemblymember Jim Beall with Judy. Jim is a long-time friend and great ally on LGBT issues and helps as he can from the state level on our issue.
Below: Judy and Karin with Congressman Mike Honda. We went to his fundraiser March 12, 2011 in San Jose so we could see him and thank him for all his work for us. We gave him his signed copy of Torn Apart: United by Love, Divided by Law. I signed it with the Japanese phrase that means thanks that never ends…Mike is a longtime friend and longtime ally for LGBT issues. Now he has learned about LGBT binational couples’ struggles, as we have!
Below: Judy at SIREN press conference, San Jose, April 25. This was to announce the LGBT/Immigrant Dialogue we had and to advocate for comprehensive immigration reform and more dialogue to get groups to work together on solutions.
Below: Judy and Karin with Rep. Mike Honda at the immigration town hall with Rep. Luis Gutierrez in San Jose at Sacred Heart Church April 26.
Below: Karin with Rep. Luis Gutierrez at the immigration town hall with Rep. Mike Honda at Sacred Heart Church April 25.
Below: Judy at Half Moon Bay on a date day with Karin, April, 2011. We were celebrating three weeks of marriage!
Below: Karin on the date day, Half Moon Bay, April, 2011.
Below: And both of us together. A lady was watching us and came over and asked if we would like us to have a picture together. She started visiting and asked Karin where she was from, etc., and then when she heard our story she said “What a bunch of bullsh*t! She could not believe our immigration and marriage situation. We always take the chance for the teachable moment. She got our card and our story and we hope she shares the information.
Below: Judy at her first Barnes & Noble event, May 1, 2011, Westgate Shopping Center, San Jose.
Below: Karin at the Out4Immigration documentary shoot May 8, San Francisco, for DeVote Campaign.
Below: Judy in Los Angeles, celebrating in advance the big book event at Siren Studios, Hollywood, May 14.
Below: Judy and Karin celebrating the Hollywood book event the night before it happened, May 13.
Below: Karin at Siren Studios enjoying the photo op May 14!
Below: Judy with her award at the 2011 San Francisco Book Festival event May 21 in San Francisco. Best Gay Book of the festival, 2011.
Below: Judy and Karin at the American Library Association annual conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, June 25, 2011. Findhorn Press donated 100 copies of Torn Apart that Judy signed and gave to librarians.