This is what equality looks like: 30 inspiring photos from last night’s Marriage Equality Rally at Lake Eola


Before the Supreme Court of the United States made its monumental decision on June 26 to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act, which blocked federal recognition for same-sex marriage, Orlando's LGBT community and its allies had planned to hold Marriage Equality Rally at Lake Eola. That rally transformed into a tremendous celebration on Thursday night as hundreds of people dressed in red gathered to celebrate the decision – and to prepare to battle the next big obstacle to marriage-equality in Florida: Amendment 2, which is our own statewide ban on same-sex marriage. These photos taken at the rally showcase the diversity, optimism and dedication of the support for marriage equality in our midst. – Erin Sullivan

June 27, 2013 | Photos by Sean Rice and Constanza Ulloa-Colina