Gay marriage was legalized in New York in 2011, although Janis Ian felt no reason to get married there, or anywhere else, again. "We got married in Canada just like anybody else got married in Canada. Why would we need to get married somewhere else?," she told us.
One couple who did get married in New York were Kristen Ellis-Henderson from the band Antigone Rising
, and her partner, Sarah. They were featured on the cover of Time magazine in 2013 with the headline, "Gay Marriage Already Won." Speaking with Kristen about the influence of Janis and others who came out publicly in the '90s, she told us, "The importance of any public person coming out is immeasurable to gay people all over the world. Janis, k.d. and Melissa coming out made me feel like it was OK to be who I was. I'm just grateful to them for being brave enough."