This image was sent to the magazine, unsolicited:

newyorker Goodness, Would You Look At Next Weeks New Yorker Cover?

 

The magazine publishes a comment from the artist:

“It’s amazing to witness how attitudes on gay rights have evolved in my lifetime,” said Jack Hunter, the artist behind next week’s cover, “Moment of Joy.” Hunter, who originally submitted his image, unsolicited, to a Tumblr, continued, “This is great for our kids, a moment we can all celebrate.”

Indeed.