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Beyond Trends: LGBTQ Weddings in 2018

Wedding etiquette guidelines and customs were initially created with heterosexual couples in mind. While it logically follows that same-sex couples abandon some of these practices, the internet is still awash in articles about same-sex wedding “trends.” Despite the headlines, it’s important to understand that LGBTQ couples often create their nuptial celebrations with some traditional elements […]

Before You Book Wedding Vendors Online, Heed This Advice

With the significant development of e-commerce since the mid-1990s, it’s no surprise that soon-to-be-wed couples can book wedding vendors such as caterers, florists, venues, and photo and video professionals online. You can theoretically hire for nearly every wedding-related service without leaving your home or office, but you still must pick people you trust to handle […]

LGBTQ Indians: Marriage Equality, Civil Rights, and New Complexities

India’s Supreme Court took a major leap forward for the nation on September 6, striking down a 167-year-old law that banned same-sex love. After this key victory, activists turn their sights toward other civil rights causes. Alongside key issues like improved access to health care and ending violence against their communities, the right to marry […]

A Quick Guide to LGBTQ Pre-Wedding Parties

Since many wedding-related customs evolved around heterosexual pairings, LGBTQ couples may decide to forgo some while retooling others to fit their lives and values. One of these is the prenuptial last hurrah that usually takes place a day or two before the wedding itself. No matter what you call this kind of party, transforming a […]

The Tale of the Babadook: A New Pop Culture LGBTQ Icon

Say the word “queer icon” and you might elicit a wide range of mental imagery. For example, you might see prominent singers made famous by their LGBTQ fandoms, such as Donna Summer and Janet Jackson. The openly gay Star Trek actor and internet sensation, George Takei, might come to mind. Some might even mention luminaries, […]

Same-Sex Wedding Trends to Consider

Weddings are nothing new. People have been getting married for most of recorded history. Still, same-sex unions were not legalized in the United States until far more recently. Even though the decision to legalize same-sex unions happened only a short while ago, couples have been flocking to their respective altars in droves since the announcement. […]

Important LGBT Figures Who Inspired Political Change

The LGBT community has come a long way over the years. While it is true there is still much further to go in regards to equal rights and protection under the law, the strides that have been made so far are impressive and worth noting. The important LGBT figures who inspired lawmakers to change their […]

Inspiring LGBT Films For Your Big Day

The world of film has always been an interesting one. Watching movies has become a big part of modern life. Whether you take a trip to the theater, binge new flix on Netflix, or rent discs from one of the boxes tucked away in parking lots across the planet, there are many ways to indulge […]

Ending Workplace Discrimination

Recently, there has been quite a stir in the United States in relation to LGBT rights. While many positive changes took place under the guidance of the previous administration, the current team in charge has left almost everyone worried. Many members of the LGBT community have expressed concerns over whether they will be losing rights […]

Prideful Wedding Cake Ideas

As you and your beloved are planning your wedding day, it’s easy to find yourself fussing over every detail. That’s perfectly natural, since the entire affair from start to finish is under your control. One major point of personalization is your wedding cake, and you have an endless variety of options in styling and flavors. […]