Black, Gay and Married: A conversation with Kirven and Antonio Douthit-Boyd
Kirven Boyd and Antonio Douthit both came to New York to pursue their dream of dancing. A few years later, they joined the celebrated Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Then, on June 7th 2013, they became Kirven and Antonio Douthit-Boyd - the first officially married gay couple in a major American dance company. Just two weeks later, on June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States made the historic decision to overturn DOMA - Defense of Marriage Act – redefining what it means to be married in America. On that same day, I sat down to talk to Kirven and Antonio about what marriage means to them.