Jewelle Gomez and Dr. Diane Sabin (October 25, 2008)
"I looked at Jewelle, and she looked at me, and it was love at first sight,"
Diane Sabin told The
New York Times about the first time she met Jewelle Gomez, in 1984. Nonetheless, the two women did not become romantically involved until 1992, when both were finally single.
They’ve been together ever since, and were among the litigants in the landmark San Francisco court case that caused the California Supreme Court to legalize
gay marriage in May.
Their marriage was announced in the Times two weeks ago, just prior to the 2008 election.
Diane is the executive director of the Lesbian Health and Research Center at the University of California, San Francisco.
Jewelle, the president of the San Francisco Public Library Commission, is a celebrated poet, novelist and playwright. She has published several books, most notably The Gilda Stories in 1991, and she and Diane have been very involved in non-profit work.