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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, Gen Z POV."
The alliance elevates inclusive business practices by offering the opportunity to become a
Certified Inclusive Wedding Ally (CIWA) and a Certified Inclusive Travel Ally, (CITA).

For individuals and couples planning their honeymoon, wedding, or special destination event, The Inclusive Wedding Alliance is a resource connecting them with inclusive services. The Alliance Allies have
validated their knowledge by becoming certified and elevated their business by implementing "The Ten Steps To Inclusive Practices GEN Z POV."

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 simply must do better to acquire the knowledge to support and uphold inclusive standards that allow us to be allies who are aware, authentic, and accountable to ourselves and each other.

Gen Z   , with twenty-eight percent identifying LGBTQIA+, will soon dominate the wedding as LGBTQIA+, will soon dominate the travel, wedding,and event industry. Are you ready for Gen Z inclusive and diverse couples?

INCLUSIVE, the magazine & The Inclusive Wedding Index

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

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Ten Steps  Inclusive Practices

May 2024
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The NEW 2024 Wedding Index

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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