Ken and I enjoyed this conversation so much! We think you’re going to also!
In 2015, Mark Shrayber and his fiance Allen traveled to Morehead, Kentucky to get married. This is the same town where county clerk Kim Davis refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples citing religious beliefs. Davis was held in contempt of court and jailed for 6 days. Mark and Allen arrived in Morehead just in time for her release. As a journalist, Mark was chasing a story. As a couple, they were realizing a dream. Then they found themselves in the middle of a terrifying family values rally facing both violent discrimination and unconditional acceptance. Intense, happy, scary, exciting, suspenseful, joyful, hilarious, and starkly sobering, Mark’s story is a must listen!
Mark is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in Cosmopolitan, Jezebel, Vice, The Daily Dot, and The Awl (among others). Most recently, he was the deputy editor of the LIFE vertical at UPROXX. Mark is also a psychology lecturer at San Francisco State University.