Thursday, March 28, 2013

Time Magazine Cover

This week's split cover made me think of the progress we've made since the 1970's TIME article.

From Mike Allen: "Peter Hapak shot the portraits for TIME. The male couple, Russell Hart and Eric LaBonte, are legal domestic partners living in L.A. and are engaged. The female couple, Sarah Kate Ellis-Henderson and Kristen Ellis-Henderson, are legally married in New York state, and have two children. TIME last featured split cover images for the Nov. 12, issue, which had three: Hurricane Sandy, which ran in the Northeast U.S., and two different reversible covers on the election.

--RICK STENGEL, TIME managing editor, writes in his editor's letter: 'We had a long debate in our offices about this week's cover images of two same-sex couples. Some thought they were sensationalist and too in-your-face. Others felt the images were beautiful and symbolized the love that is at the heart of the idea of marriage. I agree with the latter, and I hope you do too.'"

1 comment:

  1. It really is amazing in only 40 years or so. yet we have seen the immense struggle in between, it is about TIME if i do say so. I love the covers, for both of the reasons listed above, they are in-your-face, and also a nice symbol of love and marriage. the fact that they can be and are willing to be this in you face is a wonderful thing. Thanks for sharing this with us!