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The best part towards launch of

Equally Wed

, a brand-new magazine for same-sex weddings, is that its currently touting alone as “The Nation’s Premier Same-Sex event Magazine,” basically like when my mother claims I’m her preferred girl b/c I’m the woman only daughter.

But whatever! Spearheaded by Georgia locals Kirsten Palladino along with her spouse Maria (the 2 are not lawfully wed b/c The usa blows), the mag is already appearing like probably the most carefully assembled, diverse-yet-honest representations of your community we have observed online, despite its niche-within-a-niche subject.

Equally Wed could be the country’s premier same-sex wedding mag, supplying homosexual, lesbian, bisexual and transgender lovers with a modern, stylish and unique self-help guide to wedding ceremony planning, from band shopping and proposing to tying the knot and living gladly previously after—and all things in between. New and revolutionary, Equally Wed supplies a closer look into Real wedding parties around the globe, including engagement tales, a socially interactive society and neighborhood sources, a vetted market wealthy with GLBT-friendly wedding suppliers.

The second-best component relating to this magazine would be that whereas Bridal Magazines literally eat a complete stand at mag-stand, the “groom” industry never exactly caught on. Centered on a couple of episodes of


, we determine this is because grooms are all overweight cheez-doodle-huffing slobs with terrible flavor exactly who just want to get the bru-ha-ha over with so they can get have drunk-sex in Aruba making use of their over-manicured princess-of-the-pea lonely wives right? In conclusion,

Equally Wed

might have its digit regarding heartbeat of two strong wedding-related marketplaces:

listed here is a method to attain besides inaccessible queers, but the formerly untappable male wedding-prep marketplace also.

Whenever there’s money as generated, laws and regulations change rapidly, yes?

So we state


The top concern features articles such as the
Top marriage type fashions of 2010
from Kleinfeld Bridal’s Fashion Director Randy Fenoli of TLC’s “state certainly on Dress,” a
state-by-state guide to same-sex marriage statutes
adorable offer tales
submitted by readers, “real wedding parties” like
supercuties Aly & Elroi
(as photographed
by Labour of Love
) and
Cheryl & Monica
(below) and
how exactly to choose the right match to suit your bod
, “masculine or female.”

The Bridal Magazine marketplace, as soon as a mainstay for all the writing sector, happens to be crashing nowadays
as ladies went on the web for guidelines and found conventional mags too traditional with their tastes.

Modern Bride, Elegant Bride


InStyle wedding parties

have the ability to shuttered within the last several years. This spots

Equally Wed

in an integral situation to shake up the industry with a new deal with an old category.

Generally, all this mag needs is a gigantic multi-page element on
Autostraddle’s photoblogger
esteemed wedding photographer
Robin Roemer!


Before These Were Titans, Moguls and Newsmakers, They Were…Rejected


The Wall Street Journal

has unearthed that some truly celebrities had gotten declined from Harvard, because actually no person gets into Harvard, and so you shouldn’t feel bad about not getting into Harvard. BTW; that is tip #1 of college or university Admissions. Guideline no. 2 is “nobody gets to Columbia.” Tip no. 3 is actually “NYU accepts & rejects college students at random after no particular noticeable paradigm.” Tip # 4 is actually “in a-year, might desire you had spent a shorter time fretting about this crap and just gone to a situation class to save some motherfracking $$$.” This still does not describe
how Pandora & Thomas found myself in Harvard
, however. The ethical of tale, as Autostraddle’s university students can inform you, dear senior high school seniors, is the fact that what class you will get into won’t ever matter just as much to you whilst does this month. Oh if in case you’re performing the college thing today, take a look at
Campus Pride’s equivalence directory.


When legalizing pot becomes a gay problem

“Think about, if you will, a world whereby AIDS businesses raise money by offering healthcare marijuana in the place of utilized clothing and furniture? At this time any company that gets any national investment is actually restricted from this opportunity. Gays and lesbians will be in the forefront for the fight to legalize marijuana and health marijuana, and without having the AIDS/HIV health problems inside the mid-’90s health marijuana never ever could have passed in California.”

(@opposing opinions) these are maybe you have viewed
weed and hips
? Good stuff.


Yep, there’s truly a costs known as
the Potty Parity Act
. Congress’s brand-new measure really wants to balance the quantity of men and women bathrooms in federal buildings. (@salon)


That girl from that frustrating teevee tv series provides a gf for reals, and she states:

“I don’t believe really love has actually a sex… i am on the list of many moms and dads who have been in a gay or lesbian commitment. It offersn’t already been a simple roadway recently, but i’m there aren’t any errors within my existence. Every little thing happens for reasons. To really have the chance to talk for my self and also to have individuals know very well what i want through is actually special.”


When you haven’t but, operate on over to check out Katrina’s part on
the lesbians hipster
. Of course you’re sick and tired of the word hipster, Gawkerhas got an indicator obtainable:


A new study on
the underrepresentation of females in maths and sciences
goes out Monday. It absolutely was financed from the nationwide Science Foundation, consequently the government cares about equality, guys!

“There’s a real danger in let’s assume that natural differences are essential in determining who’ll do well, therefore we checked the cultural aspects, observe what proof there is certainly regarding nurture area of nature or cultivate.”



Changing Happily Actually Ever After
: remaking the fairytale for solitary ladies over 30.



If you’re attending study something else about Gay Promgate 2010, you need to read Sugarbutch’s newest line in SEXIS journal, entitled

Prom is really so Gay.



Have you ever heard about the situation at South Philly High? I’d like to decorate this picture for you:
Asian American students are receiving outdone up
, with no one understands what to do about it. Like Sarah Palin is able to see Russia from her deck, I can see South Philly High from my bed room screen, but no-one we have found writing on it also although it takes place year after year.

Latoya Peterson at Racialicious has
a fantastic post in the news insurance coverage encompassing the attacks

“The conventional media does not find this story compelling because it is the storyline associated with brown, the storyline associated with poor, the storyline of generation 1 and generation 1.5, the storyline of kids with accents, the storyline of physical violence between two groups no one wants to fairly share anyway.”


Liz Carpenter, creator of the National Women’s Political Caucus, has died.


Feministing takes a glance at
undertaking gender with makeup products
as well as how makeup products businesses offer their products or services making use of the “natural” approach:

“the point that these people are usually allowed to see you nude before they’re permitted to see you without makeup products on says one thing exactly how committed the audience is to your overall performance of effortless natural beauty.”


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