Needless to say, the evening in the opera house was a glorious one. Below is the video trailer of the ballet, curtsey of San Francisco Ballet, who presented this production last night and tonight:
Outside the opera house, there was another amazing sight, centering on the massive neoclassical structure - San Francisco City Hall, lit brilliantly with rainbow colors, a color scheme closely associated with gay rights.
While admiring the beautiful sight, I tried but failed to think of the direct reason for the coloration, till someone mentioned to his companion, on the balcony of the opera house, where people had great vantage point to see the City Hall, that yesterday was the anniversary of same-sex marriage in San Francisco.
In 2004, then San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom directed the San Francisco city-county clerk to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, in violation of the current state law but his defiant act helped to usher in the legalization of same-sex marriage in many stage and Washington D.C. in the U.S.. The first same-sex marriages took place in San Francisco City Hall, 10 years ago. 10 years later, over 33% of population lives in a state and district where same-sex marriage is legal.
What a wonderful celebration for the basic human rights of the minority people!
Not only the City Hall, just across the Civic Plaza, the front windows of the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium was lit prettily as well.
All in all, a beautiful night.
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