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Same-sex household couples living together are married.


Same-sex household couples are interracial, compared to only 18% of opposite-sex households.


One in five, Generation Z identifies as LGBTQIA+. That is all most double that of the Millennial generation.


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


Same-sex couples have a least a bachelor’s degree, compared to 18% of opposite-sex couples.


Americans support same-sex marriage with a majority supporting nondiscrimination protection for LGBTQIA+ people.

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The Inclusive Wedding Alliance (IWA) - No matter where you are in your inclusive awareness, The Inclusive Wedding Alliance has a place for you!

LGBTQIA2S+ couples planning your wedding or special event, The Inclusive Wedding Alliance is a resource for connecting with wedding and experience inclusive professionals certified in "Ten Steps To Inclusive Practices."

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

"You don't know, what you don't know," Ric Simmons. "Most wedding and event professionals, want to be inclusive, but do they know what that looks like in the essentials areas of planning an inclusive wedding or event. Where do they go for support and education, quickly and easily, The Inclusive Wedding Alliance!"

"The Ten Steps To Inclusive Practices," is included in every Inclusive Wedding Alliance membership.

The wedding and event industry must learn the appropriate language to use when working with LGBTQIA2S+ couples to better understand the history and evolution of the LGBTQIA2S+ community. We must reimagine the institution of marriage by understanding and educating ourselves about genders, pronouns, and the importance of being aware of inclusively when working with LGBTQIA2S+ couples. As allies in the wedding and event industry, we must acquire knowledge to support and uphold inclusivity standards that allow us to be aware, authentic, and accountable to LGBTQIA2S+ couples.

Setting standards with consistency, leading by example creating a safe space and place for LGBTQIA2S+ couples and colleagues.
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INCLUSIVE, the magazine

INCLUSIVE, the magazine - Sharing authentic and empowering love stories.

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We find identity in the stories we hear and share. We see ourselves in other's stories, we call it identity!

Navigating the wedding planning process and celebrating life's journey can be easier when the journey has been traveled before!
From planning the proposal, to the way your hearts fell in love.
Share the love! Couples, please complete the "Couple's Contact Form."

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INCLUSIVE, the magazine
is digitally published each month. Released on the first to subscriber's inbox, INCLUSIVE brings you love stories from couples who have stories to tell and love to share. You'll laugh and cry as you meet couples up close and personal as they share their inspiring love stories.
Couples living authentically today, but it wasn't always that way! INCLUSIVE, the magazine is also released and available on all social media platforms.

INCLUSIVE, the magazine includes monthly special articles and editorials, with featured weddings and events.
Interested in being featured? See our 2024 Media Planner below!

The 2024 Inclusive Wedding Index is updated monthly with new & exciting wedding and event professionals. Each listing is linked for direct contact!

INCLUSIVE, the magazine offers monthly advertising opportunities, with no long term cont. The monthly deadline is the twenty-fifth.
Digitally published, INCLUSIVE, the magazine using #hashtags, tags and the power of the internet to connect with couples from around the world.

2024 Media Planner - Click Here.

the magazine,
November 2023

Celebrating love stories and life's celebrations!

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INCLUSIE, the magazine

2023 Commemorative Special
Printed Edition!

We have collected our inclusive love stories from 2023 and have recaptured them in a beautiful special printed edition, INCLUSIVE, the magazine 2023 Commemorative Edition!

Order your copy today, for Valentine's Day 2024 delivery.
$25.00 each, including shipping.
Order before December 31, 2023 to beat the price increase.

Order and payment deadline is January 10, 2024. Order Here!

October 2023
Meet Amanda & Mona
"Our Big Persian Wedding"

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August 2023
Queer Tango

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April 2023
The Love Issue

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March 2023
The Inclusive Issue

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February 2023
The Inaugural Issue

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INCLUSIVE, the magazine
2023 Media Plan

Deadline on the tenth.
Available on the fiftennth.

Ten Steps To Inclusive Practices.
Included in all Alliance Ally levels.

The Inclusive Wedding Alliance believes in establishing standards in inclusive awareness for LGBTQIA+ couples in the wedding & event industry.

The Ten Step program is designed to equipped each Alliance Ally with the needed information and training to conduct a successful inclusive wedding, event or experience.

Alliance Allies are encouraged to virtually participate in "Discussions & Conversions" led by Ric Simmons to discuss a new "step" each time.

Come network and learn with other Alliance Allies!

Visit Ally Information for a schedule.

May 2023
Meet Aleem & Victor

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July 2023
Celebrate The Art of Drag

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June 2023
The PRIDE Issue

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