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Americans identify as LGBTQIA2S+, other than straight.


Same-sex household couples are interracial, compared to 29% of opposite-sex couples.


One in five Gen Zers identifies as LGBTQIA2S+, other than straight.


The District of Columbia has the highest percentage of same-sex couple households per capita of any state.


Bi-sexual is the largest letter in the gay alphabet, LGBTQIA2S+.


Same-sex weddings are Lesbian weddings, compared to 47.4 are gay men weddings.

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For wedding, travel, and event professionals, The Inclusive Wedding Alliance (IWA) provides members with "The Ten Steps To Inclusive Practices."

The Ten Steps To Inclusive Practices elevates a service's reputation in inclusive business practices by becoming a
Certified Inclusive Wedding Ally (CIWA) or a Certified Inclusive Travel Ally (CITA).

For individuals and couples planning their special occasions, The Inclusive Wedding Alliance is a resource connecting with inclusive services.

Written and created by the Founder and President of The Inclusive Wedding Alliance and Publisher of INCLUSIVE, the magazine, Ric Simmons,
The Ten Steps To Inclusive Practices GEN Z POV
focuses on ten essential areas of inclusive awareness. New, for 2024, GEN Z POV!

Ric also serves on the National Association for Catering and Events (NACE), Palm Springs Chapter Board as the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), and is the National Chairperson for the NACE Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee.

In 2021, Ric was named Speaker of the Year by the NACE Palm Springs Chapter for "Being More Inclusive In Your Business."

As allies in the travel, wedding, and event industry, we must do better to acquire the knowledge to support and uphold inclusive standards that allow us to be authentic allies who are aware, and accountable to ourselves and the clients they serve.

Twenty-eight percent of Gen Z identify as LGBTQIA2S+.
Are you ready for the next generation?

INCLUSIVE, the magazine & The Inclusive Wedding Index

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the magazine.

Celebrate and share the best authentic lives of the LGBTQIAS+ community! Living loud and proud!

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Ten Steps  Inclusive Practices

July 2024
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Inclusive Wedding Allies, elevated services in inclusive business practices, in The Ten Steps To Inclusive Practices GEN Z POV. #lgbtwedding #lgbtweddingplanning #inclusiveweddingvendors

Step #1
Become An Alliance Ally Today!

If asked, most people would say, that they are inclusive.
Being inclusive, is understanding the things that effect the ones that you love and care the most about.
Do you understand the importance of being a visible ally to LGBTQIA2S+ couples in the wedding and event industry?
Unless you are an LGBTQIA2S+ individual, I would say, "You don't know what you don't know!"
The 2024 Ten Steps To Inclusive Practices, GEN Z POV, AVAILABLE NOW! 

Step #2
Understanding Inclusivity & Diversity

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Step #3
Three A's of Inclusivity

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Step #4
Gender & Gender Wedding Norms

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Step #5
Learn the Language & Z-Slang

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Step #6
The Importance of Pronouns

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Step #7
Affirming Marketing

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Step #8
Inclusive Language & Paperwork

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Step #9
Inclusive Business is Smart Business

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Step #10
The Alliance, My Pledge

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