Artist’s Statement

How do you not love artists? A sculptor has created a sculpture of her and her wife, in bed naked and embracing, as their headstone in Woodlawn cemetary. She said:

“Since all we were legally afforded was death, I was going to make the most elegant statement on our government not allowing us to marry as I could muster.”

What an amazing statement and an amazing response to discrimination.

Helen Boyd

is the author of My Husband Betty and She's Not the Man I Married.


  1. Amazing! The longer article said it’s the third most visited spot in historic Woodlawn Cemetery — after the graves of Miles Davis & Duke Ellington. Beautiful stuff!

  2. This is simply marvellous. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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