His husband, her wife…
Forum, August 23, 2013
Andrea Levy, photographer/illustrator
Update: You can weigh in on the conversation on cleveland.com here.
A piece so smart, so subtle and so provocative needs an immediate acknowledgement (see note below). The juxtaposition of Andrea’s simple words and everyday images really drives home the point that the notion of gay marriage is far from sinister, but rather simply unfamiliar to some. Once the unfamiliar becomes routine, irrational fear strips away.
This also marks the debut of a regularly occurring feature that we call “OpinionArt,” a combination of words and pictures by The Plain Dealer’s inimitable Andrea Levy. To see other OpinionArt pieces, follow her blog here.
Last, we’re very proud to have a small part in carving out a place for visual journalists to express their own ideas in their own way. It’s gonna be a fun ride!
* Sorry the blog has been a little spotty of late, but The Not-So-Plain has been a little busy in July and August, what with a significant redesign and a major reorganization of content. There’ll be a more extensive post on that soon, but we simply had to find time to post this today.