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Cathy O'Connell

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Is Planning a Gay Wedding Really Different from a Straight Wedding?

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Written By

Cathy O'Connell

4.27.2021

Is Planning a Gay Wedding Really Different from a Straight Wedding?

A wedding is a wedding - right? Well, yes and no! LGBTQIA weddings strive for inclusivity and acceptance as normal typical weddings, and as a gay married wedding planner I completely embrace that. However, there are different dynamics at play and different choices with a gay weddng.

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Ashley LaPrade

4.13.2021

3 Tips To Be A More Inclusive Photographer

Three simple and effective tips to be a more inclusive photographer.

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Todd Danforth, Todd Danforth Photography

4.13.2021

Share the Love, How To Be More Inclusive

Weddings are historically rooted in traditional, often gender-specific values. That is why, as more same-sex couples tie the knot, it is paramount that our industry adapt and approach LGBTQ+ clients with intentionality and inclusivity.

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LGBTQ+
As a community, the letters LGBTQ+ represent our family. It is critical to understand our community’s proper “categories” and understand what each letter represents.

L

Lesbian:
A woman who is physically, emotionally, or romantically attracted to another woman.

G

Gay:
People who are physically, emotionally, romantically or spiritually attracted to the same sex. Typically refers to men, but can encompass all genders.

B

Bisexual:
Individuals who are physically, romantically, emotionally, and/or spiritually attracted to men and women within or outside of the gender binary.

T

Transgender:
People whose gender identity and/or gender expression differ from the sex they were assigned at birth.

Q

Queer or Questioning:
Often used to express fluid identities. A person who is exploring their sexual orientation or sexual identity.

+

Encompassing anyone who does not fit in any definition of sexuality. Pansexual, cisgender, asexual and intersex are terms we didn’t hear just a few years ago. Today, more and more individuals are coming out embracing who they are and who they love. We welcome everyone.