David Roof newDAVID. UP on the roofFor Throwback Thursday we found these two pictures of me, both taken on the roof of our office’s dangerous parking garage structure.

The one on the left was taken way back when, two weeks ago, before Texas became a marriage equality state (and before I got my hair cut). The one on the right was taken this afternoon, after marriage equality and after I got engaged (and got a haircut).

With all the progress we’ve made, it’s hard to remember back to the days when same-sex couples couldn’t get married. Remember when we could get fired from our jobs for being gay? (Who would ever guess I was gay?) Remember when we could lose our homes, be denied housing or have to pay extra for car rentals with our partners?

Oh, wait, none of that’s changed. Hopefully it won’t be long, though.