Stephanie said her “aha” moment came when Tig was feeling down and Stephanie automatically reached for her shoulders to comfort her.She said it was an electric moment the likes of which she hadn’t felt before.Wanda met Alex Niedbalski on Fire Island, New York.
“Del would leave her shoes in the middle of the room, and I’d throw them out the window.” When Wanda Sykes came out at a Las Vegas Proposition 8 rally in 2008, she said she felt like a unicorn — a lesbian of color.
Then in 2009 when she became a mom with her wife Alex Sykes, she found her place.
The couple became well-known advocates who fought for decades to legalize gay marriage.
Although they moved in together and had lived in domestic bliss since 1953, it wasn’t until 2004 that they were able to marry in California — a marriage that was later voided by the California Supreme Court.
It all unfolded gradually on camera as a close friendship became something more.