GREENSBORO — Forty-three years.
That’s how long it’s been since Ellen Gerber fell in love with the person who would become her partner for life.
Forty-three years of love — but no wedding ring.
And that’s why they soon will be on a billboard above Battleground Avenue near Cone Boulevard.
The billboard, paid for by the Triad Equality Alliance, features pictures of long-term gay and lesbian couples, including Gerber and her partner, Pearl Berlin.
It’s part of an effort aimed at achieving what Gerber, 73, describes as her dream.
“I want to live long enough to be able to get married in North Carolina,” she said.