How To be an LGBTQ+ Friendly Wedding Vendor
Friday, March 1st from 9 AM to 5 PM
The History of LGBTQ+ Community and the Wedding Industry
Taught by Jasmine Beech Ferara of Campaign for Southern Equality
How to Get Started Serving LGBTQ+ Couples & Why Representation Matters
Taught by Alex Fisher of Rad Business co.
LGBTQ+ Terminology You Should Learn and Use
Taught by Ethan Johnstone of Pridelink S.C.
Letting Go of Stereotypes in Our Processes
How to be an LGBTQ+ Ally in All Aspects of Life
Taught by Kathryn Ray of Evergreen Era films
This workshop is for you if . . .
You are already serving LGBTQ+ couples but want to learn how to serve them even better
You wan’t to start serving LGBTQ+ couples but don’t know where to start
You want to connect with other supportive vendors in the area
You want to deepen your knowledge of the LGBTQ+ community and experience
Why we created the workshop
My first introduction to the LGBTQ+ Community was through my sister. Though I am not a member of the LGBTQ+ Community myself, having a close family member who is, has instilled in me a deep passion for being an ally and supporting equality in all aspects of life, including the wedding industry.
A little over 3 years ago the Supreme Court made same-sex marriage legal in the United States. But unfortunately, in my experience I have seen that a lot of work still needs to be done in the wedding industry to be fully supportive of these couples. There are many deep rooted stereotypes, terminology, and traditions that are unwelcoming to LGBTQ+ couples, even when people don’t mean them to be. This is why education is key. We want this workshop to be a place where people can come and learn with open hearts and open minds on how they can make their business more inclusive and welcoming.
Alex’s why goes here
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“No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.”
- Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy