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Both Brides Both Grooms Same Sex Wedding Photography

Both Brides Both Grooms

Both Brides Both Grooms specializes in boutique/photo-journalistic style gay and lesbian wedding and engagement photography! Feel completely comfortable as we professionally capture the loving moments of one of the happiest days of your life! See the Both Brides Both Grooms Expanded Listing on Purple Unions Here Springfield, Ohio Gay Friendly Wedding Vendors

Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum – Gay Wedding Venue

Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum

The grounds of the historic Pilgrim Monument Provincetown Museum, with incredible views of Provincetown and the harbor, are available to rent from May through October for formal outdoor weddings, private functions, corporate affairs and casual fundraising events. The East and the West lawns are perfect for special occasions of all sizes; both settings are spectacular. […]

Brenda M. Owen – South Carolina Wedding Officiant & Minister

Brenda M. Owen – South Carolina Wedding Officiant & Minister

“The ceremony IS your Wedding!” – The most important part of your day. Let Brenda M. Owen help you make it unique, romantic, meaningful & memorable! Award Wedding Officiant serving Upstate SC & Northeast GA since 2006. Any size wedding 2 to 999. Religious Holy Union, Spiritual non-religious, Secular, Christian non-denominational, Interfaith, Intercultural. Short notice […]

Anthony Kennedy Struggled With Marriage Equality Decision

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Former Supreme Court justice Anthony Kennedy said his decision to rule in favor of marriage equality even surprised himself. So what prompted his decision? Children. In an interview with Bloomberg, Kennedy said he struggled with the issue before deciding to rule in favor of allowing same-sex couples to legally wed nationwide. In the end, Kennedy […]

Kansas Gets LGBTQ Protections Because Elections Have Consequences

Governor Laura Kelly

Kansas governor-elect Laura Kelly (D) will sign an executive order protecting LGBTQ state employees from discrimination once she assumes office. On Tuesday, Kelly, a former state senator, defeated Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R). Yesterday, she affirmed that she would sign the order that the outgoing governor, Sam Brownback (R), rescinded. “I am planning […]

Galt House Hotel – Gay Friendly Louisville Wedding Venue

No two Louisville weddings are exactly alike at Galt House Hotel. A dedicated staff will strive to help customize every detail of your celebration from the menu cards to the floral arrangements and wedding cake. Galt House Hotel is happy to host your rehearsal dinner and post- brunch, as well as provide room blocks for […]

Andre Maier Photography – New York Gay Friendly Wedding Photographer

Andre Maier Photography - New York Wedding Photographer

The best day of your life — your wedding day — will play out in a delirious blur of happy tears and Champagne toasts, congratulatory embraces and heels-off dancing. Love-drunk, you’ll be too busy reveling in the moment to stop and appreciate the tiny details of this day you worked so hard, for so long, […]

Rainbow Weddings – Gay Friendly Palm Springs Wedding Officiant

Rainbow Weddings - Gay Friendly Palm Springs Wedding Officiant

A Wedding is one of the happiest events of a lifetime. Rainbow Weddings is dedicated to providing only the absolute best Gay, Lesbian, Same Sex, LGBT Weddings in Palm Springs CA or on a Los Angeles Beach! Rainbow Weddings believes in the concept that all persons getting married are entitled to a joyful and respectful […]

Protusts Erupt as Trump Administration Tries to Erase Transgender People

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Transgender activists rallied in New York City last night after it was revealed that the Trump Administration is trying to redefine “gender.” A New York Times article on Saturday described a leaked Department of Health and Human Services memo that described an effort to redefine sex in federal law as “a person’s status as male […]

The Inn at Ocean Grove – Gay Friendly Ocean Grove, New Jersey Honeymoon Stay

The Inn at Ocean Grove

The Inn at Ocean Grove is a charming Bed and Breakfast, located in the heart of the Jersey Shore. It is the perfect destination to spend an anniversary, group retreat, or special getaway vacation. Guests are pampered with gracious hospitality and comfortable, relaxing rooms complete with private bath and refrigerator, making this B&B an ideal […]

Cottages at Chesley Creek Farm – Gay Friendly Virginia Honeymoon Stay

Cottages at Chesley Creek Farm

The Cottages at Chesley Creek Farm are romantic vacation rental cottages for two in the Blue Ridge Mountains, far away from the hustle and bustle; a place to commune with nature and unwind from the stress of city living, kids, and commitments. Located in Greene County, about 18 miles NW of Charlottesville, our four cottages […]

Wave Goodbye Vacations, llc – Detroit, Michigan

An experienced travel consultant here for the sole purpose of making travel planning personal again for everyone. Specializing in honeymoons, intimate destination weddings, family vacations, all-inclusive resorts, and cruises – anywhere that will help make your celebration as special as possible. I care personally about you and your get-a-way. See the Wave Goodbye Vacations, llc […]

Purple Unions: Queer Rights Update 7/19/18

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Here are recent updates on Queer Rights worldwide: AUSTRALIA The Uniting Church of Australia Allows Ministers to Marry Same Sex Couples The Uniting Church of Australia just granted ministers the freedom to allow or deny marrying same-sex couples. The governing body of the Uniting Church – the Assembly – hasn’t met Since Australia voted overwhelmingly […]

Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort – Colorado Gay Friendly Wedding Venue

Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort

Take the pressure off your wedding by opting for a destination wedding at Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort. Wedding guests also become Resort guests, taking the pressure off you and placing it onto what the resort and its surrounding activities have to offer. Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort located near Buena Vista, Colorado is a […]

Tiffany Center – Portland Gay Friendly Wedding Venue

The Tiffany Center provides an elegant setting for weddings, business meetings, fundraisers and auctions, corporate dinners, holiday events, and many other occasions. We can accommodate groups 50 and up to 1,000 depending on the set up required. Convenient street and commercial lot parking are available – and Tiffany Center is located on the Max line. […]

Sonoma County Weddings by Rev. Terri Daniel

Sonoma County Weddings by Rev. Terri Daniel

WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A WEDDING OFFICIANT Couples and their families look to officiants for guidance on much more than just ceremony content. During the planning and execution of a wedding, we’re often required to play multiple roles, including etiquette consultant, time-management expert, family therapist and circus ringleader. Producing a wedding isn’t much different […]

Aaron Willcox Photography – San Diego Gay Friendly Wedding Photographer

Specializing in same-sex weddings, Aaron searches out imagery that illustrates the love and deep connection between his clients. His style can be described as non-traditional, photojournalism focused on the genuine and true; natural human moments. His free time is spent building art cars for Burning Man, playing with his family and three young boys and […]

Four Advances for Queer Rights

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The world continues to turn, and not everything is getting worse for the queer community: Trinidad and Tobago Okays Gay Sex Trinidad and Tobago has struck down a colonial-era law that criminalised gay sex in the islands. A high court judge ruled on Thursday that the historic laws banning “buggery” are unconstitutional and will be […]

Waterfall Banquets and Catering – Philadelphia Gay Friendly Wedding Venue

Waterfall Banquets and Catering - Philadelphia

Located minutes from the heart of Philadelphia, The Waterfall is one of Delaware’s most elegant catering facilities. The Waterfall features two exquisite ballrooms with dance floors that readily accommodate parties up to 500 people. Come see the newly renovated ballrooms, grand hallway, contemporary blown glass chandeliers, and unique ceiling decor above breathless marble flooring. See […]

The A L Wain Company – Gay Wedding Invitations

The A L Wain Company - Gay Wedding Invitations

Invitations & stationery, contemporary, classic and custom designed wedding suites for every taste and every budget. For more than 20 years, we have provided the finest quality invitations and other fine paper and reception products. We have the experience and creative background to help you make your special event uniquely yours! See the COMPANY Expanded […]

Hamilton Jewelers – Princeton Gay Wedding Rings

Hamilton Jewelers - Princeton Gay Wedding Rings

Founded in Trenton, New Jersey, Hamilton Jewelers was established in 1912, when a legacy of tradition and outstanding service began. This spirit of service – to clients and community – is the thread that unifies the three generations of the Siegel family for over 100 years, in Princeton and central New Jersey and Palm Beach, […]

US Supreme Court Cases Could Expand Title VII Protections to Queer Americans

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A series of court cases winding their way toward the U.S. Supreme Court offer the prospect of fundamentally expanding the federal Civil Rights Act to provide definitive statutory inclusion for LGBT Americans. This development portends a clarification that federal protections on the basis of “sex” are to be interpreted as encompassing “sexual orientation” and “gender […]

South Carolina GOP Governor: Adoption Agencies Can Reject Non-Christian Parents

Gov. Henry McMaster

Gov. Henry McMaster is coming to the defense of an Upstate foster care agency that requires participating families to be Christian. McMaster issued an executive order Tuesday that allows foster care providers to discriminate based on religion without losing their license. For nearly three decades, Greenville-based Miracle Hill Ministries has only allowed foster children to […]

Bakies – Mount Pleasant Gay Wedding Cakes

Bakies - Mount Pleasant Gay Wedding Cakes

Bakies has established itself as a landmark Mount Pleasant bakery by creating elegant and unique customized wedding, groom’s, shower, occasion and novelty cakes, sweet trays, custom shortbread cookies and other edible gifts. Their bakers have a love and a passion for baking, and their decorators have the creativity and experience to bring to life anything […]

GOP Goes After LGBTIQA Rights

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The Trump era is seeing a concerted effort to roll back LGBTIQA rights: Alabama Senate Passes Bill to Erase Marriage Licences So Judges Won’t Give Them to Gay Couples The Senate in Alabama has passed a Republican-sponsored bill which aims to outlaw same-sex marriages by eliminating marriage licences altogether. State Sen. Greg Albritton, the bill’s […]

Gay Couple Sues After Wedding Photo Used in GOP Attack Ad

Gay Couple Sues GOP

A gay couple has hired an attorney to sue their state’s Republican Party after a photo of their wedding was used in an attack ad. Shane and Landon Morgan of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, got married in a ceremony officiated by Gayle Jordan. Jordan posted a picture of herself with the happy couple to Facebook. Jordan, a […]

Hawaii May Ban Conversion Therapy

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waii, ban, conversion therapy The Hawaii State Senate passed a bill banning conversion therapy on minors in the Tuesday (6 March) session. In SB 270’s text, conversion therapy, both in practice and advertisement, is prohibited. ‘No person who is licensed to provide professional counseling shall: (1) Engage in or attempt to engage in sexual orientation […]

South Carolina Republicans Want to Make Same Sex Marriages “Parody Marriage”

Bill Chumley

Upstate lawmakers are working to pass a new bill that will probably get people talking. According to the SC Statehouse website, the bill, entitled the “Marriage and Constitution Restoration Act,” was introduced in the House, read for the first time and referred to Committee on Judiciary on February 15, 2018. “‘Parody marriage’ means any form […]

Loving Image – Albuquerque Gay Friendly Videography & Photography

Please take a look at sample videos and packages on our site. More password protected same sex examples can be sent. We would love to be your videographer and also offer a video/photo package. Please contact Sally Townes for more information. See the Loving Image Expanded Listing on Purple Unions Here Albuquerque Gay Friendly Wedding […]

Kate Murphy, LMSW, LLC – Norcross, Georgia

Kate Murphy, LMSW, LLC - Norcross, Georgia

I am a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW). I see both individuals and couples at the Pathway Center for Psychotherapy in Norcross, GA. Premarital counseling is more structured and shorter than traditional couples therapy, however, it is enough time to make a meaningful difference in a relationship. I find it rewarding to work with couples […]

Cameron Estate Inn – Mount Joy Gay Friendly Wedding Venue

Cameron Estate Inn - Mount Joy, Pennsylvania

Gay Friendly Mount Joy Wedding Venue – The Cameron Estate Inn, a premier wedding venue in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, is centrally located between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, New York city and Baltimore-Washington DC. The Estate’s elegant setting and surroundings provide the ideal location for your perfect storybook wedding or special event. Our picturesque and historic location […]

Grunberg Haus B&B – Vermont Gay Friendly Wedding Venue

Grunberg Haus B&B - Vermont Gay Friendly Wedding Venue

Austrian chalet in the Green Mountains of north central Vermont, offering romantic guestrooms and cabins. The inn is open year around, cabins open Memorial Day through the end of October. Casual, friendly, quiet. Central to Stowe, Montpelier, and Mad River Valley (Sugarbush resort) – all within 15 miles. Burlington, Lake Champlain are 25 miles. Host […]

Warren Priske’s Old Hollywood Jazz Band – Los Angeles Gay Friendly Wedding Entertainer

Warren Priske’s Old Hollywood Jazz Band

It’s that Old Hollywood sound and feel you have been looking for. Classic standards from the 30s, 40s and 50s. Frank, Dean, Bing, Nat ‘King’ Cole, Harry Connick Jr., Michael Buble, and so many more. Warren preserves the timing, swagger and traditional style that made these songs so irresistible. See the COMPANY Expanded Listing on […]

Ian Martin Wedding Photojournalism – Carmel Gay Wedding Photographer

Ian Martin Wedding Photojournalism - Carmel Gay Wedding Photographer

Award-winning photographer Ian Martin has photographed more than 600 weddings since 2001. As a photojournalist, he believes the best photographs of any wedding are the spontaneous moments that happen in real life. By being mindful and unobtrusive, he captures slices of time that create a heartfelt record of the wedding occasion, a story told with […]

Four Kachinas B&B Inn – Santa Fe Gay Honeymoon

Four Kachinas Inn B&B - Santa Fay Gay Honeymoon

Enjoy your Santa Fe Gay Honeymoon stay at one of the finest bed and breakfast inns, located within Santa Fe’s historic district, an easy walk to museums, world class shopping, fine dining, numerous art galleries and interesting historical sites. Our Santa Fe bed and breakfast inn features 6 rooms richly decorated with handcrafted furniture, fine […]

Great Cirque du Soleil Sale in Vegas

Cirque du Soleil

Purple Unions is partnering with Cirque du Soleil for a great sale on their shows in Vegas. We’ve seen most of these, and loved Zumanity, Mystere, and Ka in particular. Right now, tickets are starting at $49 – see a show (or three) on your honeymoon! The deets: Experience Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas […]

McLoone’s Boathouse – Northern New Jersey Gay Wedding Venue

McLoone’s Boathouse - Northern New Jersey Gay Wedding Venue

Periodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding. McLoone’s Boathouse in West Orange, New Jersey offers a semi-private dining area that is perfect to host New Jersey wedding or reception. Located within the South Mountain Recreation Complex, McLoone’s […]

Frank Event Design – Chicago Gay Wedding Planner

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Periodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding. Frank J. Andonoplas, Owner and Creative Director of Chicago’s Frank Event Design, has been planning same sex weddings since they were first known as Commitment Ceremonies. Named Event Planner of […]

Rev. Deborah Young – San Diego Gay Friendly Wedding Officiant

Rev. Deborah Young - San Diego Gay Friendly Wedding Officiant

Periodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding. It’s my passion to provide you with an elegant, unique and personalized San Diego wedding ceremony to delight both you and your wedding guests. It will be moving, light hearted […]

Tim McLoone’s Supper Club – Asbury Park Gay Friendly Wedding Venue

Tim McLoone’s Supper Club - Asbury Park Gay Friendly Wedding Venue

Periodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding. At Tim McLoone’s Supper Club in gay friendly Asbury Park, we offer a non-traditional oceanfront wedding setting – the perfect ambiance for a night you and your wedding guests will […]

Island Blessings – Gay Friendly Kauai Wedding Planner

Island Blessings - Kauai

Periodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding. Island Blessings invites you to capture the romantic, unique experience of a Hawaiian Wedding on the Island of Kaua`i. Michael and Fern Merle-Jones, both licensed Officiates and Wedding Coordinators, work […]

Cake Works – Honolulu Gay Wedding Cakes

Cake Works - Honolulu Gay Wedding Cakes

Periodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding. At Cake Works, we make your wedding cake dreams into reality. Chef Abigail aims to create a beautiful custom wedding cake based on your innate style, that will taste as […]

White Pines Golf Club & Banquets – Chicago Gay Friendly Wedding Venue

White Pines Golf Club & Banquets

Welcome to Chicago’s White Pines Golf Club, where our gorgeous grounds are accented by a pond with waterfall and fountain – a fairytale setting for your wedding ceremony and reception at any time of the year. The White Pines banquet facility has vaulted ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a large wrap-around balcony where you and your […]

Shadowbrook – Gay Friendly Wedding Venue in Shrewsbury, New Jersey

Shadowbrook

Periodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding. A long, tree lined drive leads you into Shadowbrook, an elegant Georgian mansion on twenty secluded acres, but just five minutes from Garden State Parkway exit 109. Offering exquisite rooms […]

Upper Montclair Country Club – Gay Friendly Clifton, New Jersey Wedding Venue

Upper Montclair Country Club

Periodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding. Conveniently located less than 20 minutes from Manhattan, the elegant Upper Montclair Country Club Clubhouse, Tented Terrace and Lawn accommodates elegant wedding ceremonies & receptions, and provides intimate private spaces […]

Caryl’s Ohana – Gay Friendly Big Island Honeymoons

Caryl’s Ohana - Gay Friendly Big Island Honeymoons

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay: Celebrate your honeymoon or anniversary at Caryl’s Ohana, and enjoy aloha of Hawaii at our large, tropically furnished hideaway at 900′ elevation in a quiet Kailua-Kona neighborhood. A short drive to everything, but a […]

Seaside Ceremonies NJ – New Jersey Gay Friendly Wedding Officiant

Seaside Ceremonies NJ

Periodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding. Seaside Ceremonies NJ provides loving same sex couples with the New Jersey wedding ceremony of their dreams. Deb or Eileen will provide guidance to customize the New Jersey wedding ceremony […]

Marry Me Maui – Gay Friendly Maui Wedding Photographer

Marry Me Maui

Periodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding. Since 1997, Marry me Maui wedding planners has been coordinating and photographing gorgeous Maui wedding ceremonies. Since January 1, 2012 we have had the privilege of performing same sex civil […]

The Washington Banquet and Catering – Gay Friendly New Jersey Wedding Venue

The Washington Banquet and Catering

Periodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding. The Washington Banquet and Catering is an elegant banquet hall conveniently located in South Jersey. Whether you desire an intimate affair or an elaborate event, we can accommodate your needs […]

Harry’s Savoy Grill & Ballroom – Gay Friendly Wilmington Wedding Venue

Harry’s Savoy Grill & Ballroom

Periodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding. Your Perfect Wedding, Your Perfect Day… You’ve imagined it, now make your perfect wedding day happen! Harry’s Savoy Ballroom, in Wilmington, Delaware, is the ideal place to host the wedding […]

Vivace Jewelry – Eugene, Oregon

Periodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding. Hi, I’m Miché I’ve spent more than 40 years designing and crafting custom rings and more for LGBTQ family around the globe. Gay friendly, eco-friendly, just plain friendly. You can […]

Woodland Park Zoo – Gay Friendly Seattle Wedding Venue

Woodland Park Zoo

Periodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding. Elegant, natural and idyllic, Woodland Park Zoo’s 92 acres offer breathtaking backdrops for your Seattle wedding. The Rose Garden, with 280 varieties of roses and the lush Beech Grove featuring […]

Nancee Lewis Photography – Lesbian San Diego Wedding Photographer

Nancee Lewis Photography

Periodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding. I am a San Diego-based and destination wedding photographer. I’ve been a professional photographer and a proud member of San Diego’s gay community for over two decades, qualities that give […]

Weddings by Design – Provincetown, Massachusetts

Weddings by Design

Periodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding. My name is Lucinda Graham, and I am a Provincetown Wedding Officiant with Weddings by Design, specializing in non denominational gay and lesbian weddings on Cape Cod. The possibilities are […]

Cindy and Sharon Photography – Atlanta, Georgia

Cindy and Sharon Photography

Periodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding. At Cindy and Sharon Photography, we’re photographers by craft, but documentary photographers at heart. We are dedicated to documenting the unfolding history of civil rights for gay and lesbian couples, […]

La Sirena y Orquesta Mar de Ashe’ – Los Angeles

La Sirena y Orquesta Mar de Ashe

La Sirena y Orquesta Mar de Ashe Periodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding. About Us… Cuba. Puerto Rico. Nicaragua. Venezuela. Mexico. Peru. Panama. Guatemala. Honduras. Colombia. Chile. And, of course, the United States. These are among […]

Pop Art Balloons – Menlo Park, California

Pop Art Balloons

Periodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding. Welcome to Pop Art Balloons. The sculptures I offer are hand-designed I use very high end crystals. My art work have been patented and trademarked. Celebrate your individuality and your […]

US Support For Marriage Equality Hits New High

Gallup Marriage Equality Poll

Sixty-four percent of U.S. adults say same-sex marriages should be recognized by the law as valid. Although not meaningfully different from the 61% last year, this is the highest percentage to date and continues the generally steady rise since Gallup’s trend began in 1996. The latest update, from Gallup’s annual Values and Beliefs poll conducted […]