Friday, March 28, 2014

The 50 Cakes of Gay...

Forget Fifty Shades of Grey, 50 Cakes of Gay is what's important in the U.S. at the moment.

50 Cakes of Gay wall mural by Kashink & OverUnder
50 cakes of gay wall mural West Hollywood
I may be coming to the party late by featuring this colourful wall mural, but I'm not one to frequent back alleys, and when you walk past something everyday with your dog sometimes it becomes part of the norm.
50 cakes of gay marriage wall mural West Hollywood
L.A. is famous for its street art and graffiti and this mural in support of gay marriage first appeared last year when Prop 8 was repealed in California and same-sex marriage was made legal once more.

Located in the alley parallel to Santa Monica Boulevard behind gay bars like Eleven and Trunks in West Hollywood, the celebratory artwork is by French female street artist Kashink and Erik Burke aka OverUnder.
Gay marriage wedding cake wall mural West Hollywood
Gay marriage wedding cake wall mural WeHo
With 17 states in america now recognizing same-sex marriages and more imminent, hopefully it won't be long before there are '50 states of gay', but there's still a war against bigotry and inequality yet to be won, both in the U.S. and all around the world.
50 cakes of gay street art mural West Hollywood
50 wedding cakes of gay street art mural
With atrocities being committed on a daily basis in countries such as Uganda and Russia, and discrimination, bullying and gay rights being ignored closer to home, there's still reason to wave those rainbow pride flags and celebrate equality victories along the way to true freedom.
50 wedding cakes of gay mural Kashink OverUnder
This wedding cake wall mural may be slightly hidden away, but that doesn't mean it's not appreciated, one for making an alley much prettier, but also by someone who was finally able to marry his same-sex partner of 14 years last July and enjoy the same rights as other married couples at a Federal level.

Our wedding party cupcakes from Sweet Lady Jane
Sweet Lady Jane wedding party cupcakes
At our small wedding party gathering on Cafe La Boheme's patio we opted for scrumptious cupcakes from the Sweet Lady Jane bakery on Melrose Avenue.

Let's hope gay partners in U.S. states like Utah, Oklahoma, Virginia, Texas, Michigan and the rest will soon enjoy the same marriage rights and be able to celebrate with cakes of their own in the future...

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