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… Read more »

Thailand Civil Unions Could Arrive By Year’s End – LGBTQ Nation

Thailand Civil Unions

Thailand could become the first country in Asia to recognize same-sex partnerships. A new bill called the Civil Partnership Act has been announced, and it could make civil unions for same-sex couples a reality by the end of this year. Thailand currently only recognizes heterosexual marriages, but the Civil Partnership Act would open up many… Read more »

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… Read more »

Clandulla Weddings – Queensland, Australia

Clandulla Weddings Queensland

From the time of your first inspection, until you leave as a happily married couple, it’s all about you both as a couple. Housed in the original Abotsford Homestead (settled in 1905) the property still boasts the original barn and buildings. The Homestead and surrounding buildings are perfect for featuring in Wedding photographs, along with… Read more »

Purple Unions: Queer Rights Update 8/16/18

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Here’s our latest Queer Rights Update worldwide: STUDY Straight People Are Less Attracted to Trans People, No Matter How Good Looking A study by researchers at Indiana University found that straight people are less attracted to trans people — regardless of how good looking that person is. 319 cisgender and heterosexual college students participated in… Read more »

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… Read more »

Donna Lynn – San Diego Lesbian Wedding Officiant

Donna Lynn - San Diego Lesbian Wedding Officiant

Since 2013 I have performed hundreds of ceremonies, specializing in LGBT events. Whether you are having a private ceremony or large ceremony it will be created to fit your vision. Same sex weddings are very special and will always be treated as such. I began officiating same sex ceremonies before the marriage equality laws were… Read more »

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… Read more »

Purple Unions: Queer Rights Update 7/21/18

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Here are recent updates on Queer Rights worldwide: INDIA State Hires Trans people to Protect Women From Rape A state in India has recruited the trans community to help protect women and girls living in care homes. ISRAEL LGBTIQA Protests Sweep Israel, Businesses Pitch In On Wednesday, Israeli parliament approved a new surrogacy law that… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

Purple Unions: Queer Rights Update

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Here are a smattering of news stories involving queer rights this week: BERMUDA Bermuda Government Appeals Supreme Court Marriage Equality Ruling The government in Bermuda has lodged an appeal to the country’s Supreme Court ruling which overturned a ban on same-sex marriage. https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/bermudas-government-is-appealing-supreme-courts-same-sex-ruling/ ECUADOR: Court Rules for Marriage Equality, Says Weddings Can Start Now The… Read more »

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…. Read more »

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… Read more »

Bermuda’s Marriage Equality Repeal Blocked by the Supreme Court

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Gay people can marry again in Bermuda after Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that the Domestic Partnership Act, the law passed earlier this year which repealed the same-sex marriage law, is unconstitutional. The Royal Gazette reports: “Chief Justice Ian Kawaley, delivering his judgment before a packed courtroom, said the sections of the Act which revoked… Read more »

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… Read more »

Thailand Civil Unions?

Thailand Civil Unions

Thailand’s government has made moves to create a law allowing same-sex couples to have their partnerships officially recognized. A subcommittee in the Justice Ministry has been drafting the Bill. It will present the draft to the Cabinet for approval in May. ‘The department aims to have this draft law promulgated within the term of this… Read more »

Czech Republic Marriage Equality Support Reaches 75%

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A large majority of voters in the Czech Republic now support equal marriage – as pressure grows in the country to end a ban on same-sex weddings. 16 countries across Western and Northern Europe have now introduced same-sex marriage, but progress has been slower across Central and Eastern European countries, where polls suggest a majority… Read more »

A Perfect Lesbian Wedding Proposal on a Mountaintop

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Over the weekend, couple Lyd and Meg became engaged on a mountaintop in New York. And it was truly magical. Meg posted photos from the big day to Twitter. Already her original tweet has received over 65,000 likes and nearly 11,000 re-tweets. In the tweet, she explained over the last four years they’ve taken photos… Read more »

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… Read more »

Amazing Bottle Dancers – Los Angeles Wedding Entertainers

Amazing Bottle Dancers

The Amazing Bottle Dancers are a great addition to everything you’re planning! Visit our site & watch our videos and you’ll immediately see why we have become a world-wide sensation, and why “Lisa & Michael’s Wedding- An Unexpected Surprise” has over 3 million views! On our Rave Reviews page you’ll hear 100’s of Voice-Mail messages… Read more »

76% Now Support Marriage Equality in Northern Ireland

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A poll has found that fewer than one in five people in Northern Ireland are opposed to equal marriage – despite a political stalemate that has left gay people without marriage rights for years. Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK that continues to ban same-sex marriage, as the ultra-conservative Democratic Unionist Party… Read more »

Fashion Designer Marc Jacobs Gets Engaged

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Marc Jacobs is set to marry long-term boyfriend Charly Defrancesco, after sharing a cute video of their engagement. Actor Char, who appeared on the hit show Sense8, watches as Marc gets on bended knee in a Mexican restaurant in the clip shared on Instagram. Fashion designer Marc can then be seen reacting with glee in… Read more »

FitzBB – London Gay Honeymoon Stay

FitzBB - London Gay Honeymoon Stay

FitzBB is a Charming 18th-century townhouse in a quiet pedestrian-only street in the urban village of Fitzrovia. We’re within easy walking distance of Soho, Covent Garden and the West End. We offer three guest rooms (all doubles) which are distinctively and comfortably furnished. A light self-service breakfast is available in the breakfast room between 8… Read more »

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… Read more »

Cruise Line Funds Bermuda Marriage Equality Appeal

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OUTBermuda and Maryellen Jackson have filed legal action in the Bermuda Supreme Court seeking an order declaring that provisions that “have the effect of revoking same-sex marriage” are in contravention of the Bermuda Constitution, with the local legal action — which marks the second filed about the matter — being backed by the Carnival cruise… Read more »

Costa Rica Elects Pro Marriage Equality President

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Carlos Alvarado Quesada has won CostaRica’s presidential election, defeating evangelical conservative Fabricio Alvarado Muñoz in an election that hinged on Quesada’s promise to legalize gay marriage. The Guardian reports: “A former minister and fiction writer, Alvarado Quesada, 38, had 61% of the vote with results in from 95% of polling stations, a far bigger lead… Read more »

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… Read more »

Ninth Circuit Judge Who Struck Down Prop 8 Passes Away

Stephen Reinhardt

Liberal 9th Circuit Judge Stephen Reinhardt, who struck down California’s Proposition 8 as well as gay marriage bans in Nevada and Idaho, and wrote a ruling that barred jurors from being removed because of sexual orientation, has died at 87. Reinhardt died suddenly during a medical appointment according to a Court spokesman. One of his… Read more »

UK Parliament Advances Marriage Equality Bill for Northern Ireland

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Two former Conservative equalities ministers have given their backing to a bill that would bring equal marriage to Northern Ireland, as it passed its first reading. Northern Ireland is currently the only part of the UK that continues to ban same-sex marriage, due to opposition from the ultra-conservative Democratic Unionist Party.  Following the collapse… Read more »

Gay Male Couples Least Likely to Divorce

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Married gay male couples are the least likely to divorce and break up. Researchers have found same-sex male couples are twice as likely as not break up as lesbians. Women in same-sex relationships are 1.5 times as likely as heterosexual couples to have broken up. A study following 515 couples in Vermont has found longer… Read more »

Kay Wolff Design – Berkeley Gay Friendly Wedding Florist

Listening to and interpreting a client’s wishes and style are hallmarks of Kay’s approach to planning for a special event. Grace filled designs and years of experience allow Kay to design and craft a memorable event for each of her clients. Kay is a member of The American Institute of Floral Designers AIFD, a California… Read more »

French Quarter Wedding Chapel – New Orleans Gay Friendly Wedding Venue

French Quarter Wedding Chapel - New Orleans Gay Friendly Wedding Venue

We are the only wedding chapel in the French Quarter, serving the world since 2000 by celebrating love and uniting ALL couples of numerous diverse backgrounds with individual tastes, in the officially proclaimed “romantic capital of the world” New Orleans, Louisiana. We present the couple with options to pick whatever they want, in a very… Read more »

Oregon Juuge Booted for Refusing to Marry Gay Couples and Then Lying About It

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The Oregon Supreme Court Thursday took the unusual step of suspending a sitting state court judge — Vance Day of Salem — for three years. The high court found that Day — a Marion County Circuit Court judge — had committed “willful misconduct” and made “willful misstatements” to investigators to cover-up the truth. Among Day’s… Read more »

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… Read more »

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

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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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

Coral Sea Resort – Airlie Beach Gay Friendly Wedding Venue

Coral Sea Resort - Airlie Beach Gay Friendly Wedding Venue

The award winning Coral Sea Resort, in the exclusive sea side enclave of Airlie Beach, in the stunning Whitsundays, is an oasis of luxury and tranquility offering exclusive Whitsunday wedding packages and the most special wedding venues Airlie Beach has on offer. The ideal location for your oceanfront Airlie Beach wedding venue, breathtaking reception and… Read more »

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… Read more »

Court Unleashes Marriage Equality Flood in Latin America

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Last January, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights issued a marriage-equality ruling that effectively brought marriage equality to 20 Latin American countries in a single swoop .The catch was that the countries have to change their laws themselves. Now that process is well underway, with a lot of bright spots and the occasional expected backlash…. Read more »

It’s time for Marriage Equality in Northern Ireland

Conor McGinn

Conor McGinn, a Northern Ireland-born Labour MP, writes for PinkNews as he tables a bill in the UK Parliament to bring marriage equality to the region. Since equal marriage was approved in England and Wales in 2012, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Scotland and Ireland have followed suit in changing the law to allow same-sex couples to… Read more »

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… Read more »

Officiant Doug – Panama City Gay Friendly Officiant

Officiant Doug - Panama City Gay Friendly Officiant

An Award Winning Professional Wedding Officiant performing original ceremonies – empowered by you! When you met your special person, it was all about love! When you got engaged, it was all about love! But now, when you start planning the wedding, it’s all about logistics: what food, who sits next to whom, the reception….what happened… Read more »

Inn on Castro – San Francisco Honeymoon Stay

Inn on Castro - San Francisco Gay Honeymoon Stay

The Inn on Castro is a gay-owned ed and Breakfast at the corner Castro and Market streets, in the Castro District. We offer eight individually appointed bed rooms in an historic Edwardian Town House. See the COMPANY Expanded Listing on Purple Unions Here San Francisco Gay Friendly Wedding Vendors

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

1712 House – Hudson Valley Gay Friendly Wedding Venue

We’ll provide the backdrop for the country wedding of your dreams. Set on an eighty-acre estate, 1712 House offers a sprawling, majestic landscape for your private wedding, and a grand, spacious B&B Inn for your wedding weekend. Just over a mile from the hamlet of Stone Ridge and fifteen minutes from the New York State… Read more »

Lakewold Gardens – Gay Friendly Lakewood, Washington Wedding Venue

Lakewold Gardens

Lakewold Gardens is a one of a kind Pacific Northwest treasure, and the perfect place to celebrate your special day! You will feel transported to a faraway paradise, but you will have the convenience of being close to I-5 and town. The elegant, sophisticated garden has a European look and feel. The gorgeous flowers are… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

Aaron Willcox Photography – San Diego Gay Friendly Wedding Photographer

Aaron Willcox Photography - San Diego Gay Friendly Wedding Photographer

I specialize in Weddings in the greater San Diego area. On the morning of your wedding day, before I arrive, I wake up and read these words on my wall: “Today, I’m going to take the creative leap and craft unique images never made before”. “I’m going to capture the truth in the love between… Read more »

Taylor House B&B – Boston Gay Wedding Venue

Taylor House B&B - Boston Gay Wedding Venue

Taylor House is located in a wonderful, quiet Boston neighborhood close to parks, restaurants, and beautiful Jamaica Pond, where many couples have held their wedding ceremonies and then walked back to the bed and breakfast for their reception. We can handle sit-down dinners for up to 40 guests, as well as wedding receptions for up… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

Bonita Golf Course – San Diego Gay Wedding Venue

Bonita Golf Course - San Diego 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. If you’re looking for a southern California wedding venue, Bonita Golf Course offers affordable elegance in San Diego. We’re located just miles from downtown San Diego, Bonita Golf Course brings… Read more »

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… Read more »

Festive Fare Rentals – Charlottesville Gay Friendly Wedding Rentals

Festive Fare Rentals - Charlottesville Gay Friendly Wedding Rentals

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. We offer Charlottesville gay friendly wedding rentals, specializing in linens, china, flatware, and glassware. We have a vast selection of chairs – basic to specialty. We offer folding tables in… Read more »

Michael Skoglund Photography – New York Gay Wedding Photographer

Michael Skoglund Photography - New York Gay Wedding Photographer

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’m a New York gay wedding photographer with 20 years of experience, where I live in the Village with my husband. I specialize in New York weddings, life style and… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

Premier DJ Service – Concord, California

Premier DJ Service

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. Premier DJ Service has specialized in Professional DJ & M.C. Services for Weddings, Corporate Events, and Private Parties throughout the San Francisco Bay Area for over 30 years. Services Include… Read more »

Julie Lassen Marriage Celebrant – Gay Friendly Christchurch WeddingJulie Lassen 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. If you want a passionate and positive Celebrant for your Same Sex Marriage you need look no further than Julie Lassen from Christchurch, New Zealand. She loves what she does… Read more »

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… Read more »

Charnell Timms Photography – Gay Friendly Minnesota Wedding Photographer

Charnell Timms 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 an international wedding photographer hailing from Cape Town, South Africa , and now residing in Minneapolis, USA. Looking for something novel and different on your wedding shoot? I… Read more »

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… Read more »

Mill House Inn – East Hampton, New York

Mill House Inn

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 the Hamptons’ Mill House Inn, where our beautifully-appointed rooms and spacious dog and child-friendly suites will embrace you with high-end amenities, including fine linens and featherbeds, organic soaps… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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,… Read more »

Bay Area All Strings & Brass – Fremont, California

Bay Area All Strings & Brass

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. Bay Area All Strings & Brass is ready to provide wonderful live music at your next event. We offer special music for wedding ceremonies and receptions featuring a wide variety… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

Australian Plumber Stickers Car in Support of Marriage Equality for Gay Son

Geoff Thomas

An Australian dad has plastered his car in marriage equality stickers to support his gay son. Geoff Thomas is a retired plumber, Vietnam veteran and loving dad of a gay son named Nathan. Since Nathan came out 12 years ago Geoff has supported his son and advocated for marriage. Now he’s taking ‘spreading the message’… Read more »

Rolls Livery – San Diego, California

Rolls Livery

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. Gay owned and operated, Rolls Livery features Rolls-Royce Wedding Cars and Limousines in the San Diego Area. Over 10 years providing excellence in service to the wedding community. Our passion… Read more »

Bermuda High Court Legalizes Marriage Equality

Bermuda

Last June, Bermudan voters overwhelmingly rejected same-sex marriage by a 2-1 margin in a non-binding public referendum. The opposition had been rallied with the support of US hate groups including the Alliance Defending Freedom, which provided materials featuring quotes from anti-LGBT activists Ryan T. Anderson and Mark Regnerus. Which brings us to today. From the… Read more »