PrideFest welcomes honored guest Jim Obergefell

obergefell_pridefest_milwaukeeJim Obergefell, plaintiff in the landmark Supreme Court marriage equality case, speaks at PrideFest Milwaukee opening ceremonies on Friday, June 9 at 3:00 p.m.

Jim Obergefell draws from his unique experience at the heart of the Supreme Court marriage equality ruling to move and empower audiences to stand by their beliefs—and prove that love always wins.

A self-described accidental activist, Jim found himself in the role of caregiver for his partner of more than 20 years, John, as he neared the end of his life due to ALS. An unexpected series of events led to their decision to marry, eventually taking Jim to the Supreme Court and the landmark decision in Obergefell v. Hodges that resulted in victory for marriage equality.

lovewins_pridefest_milwaukeeJim and co-author, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Debbie Cenziper, captured his and John’s story, and those of others in the case in “Love Wins: The Lovers and Lawyers Who Fought the Landmark Case for Marriage Equality,” which is being adapting into a feature film.

Now a self-described purposeful activist, Jim is dedicated to the fight for equality not just for the LGBTQ community, but for civil rights for all. In his moving story of love, loss, dedication, and commitment, Jim brings audiences along on his emotional and empowering journey and his continued efforts fighting for human rights.

Now a self-described purposeful activist, Jim is dedicated to the fight for equality not just for the LGBTQ community, but for civil rights for all.

In his moving story of love, loss, dedication, and commitment, Jim brings audiences along on his emotional and empowering journey and his continued efforts fighting for human rights.

Connect with Jim Obergefell on Twitter and Facebook.

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