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Inclusive Professional Awareness, for Inclusive Minded Professionals. Giving LGBTQIA2S+ couples confidence!


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 and Event professionals, The Inclusive Wedding Alliance (IWA) provides all its Members, "The Ten Steps To Inclusive Practices." Elevating inclusive business practices to become a Certified Inclusive Wedding Ally CIWA.

For couples planning their wedding or special event,
The Inclusive Wedding Alliance is a resource connecting couples with wedding and event professionals who have elevated their business practices to a higher standard 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!

"You don't know, what you don't know. We want LGBTQAI2S+ couples to feel confidant!" - Ric Simmons

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

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 inclusively aware when working with LGBTQIA2S+ couples. As allies in the wedding and event industry, we must acquire knowledge to support and uphold standards that allow us to be aware, authentic, and accountable to ourselves and each other.

Twenty-eight percent of Gen Z identify as LGBTQIA2S+. Known as the most diverse and inclusive generation, Gen Z will soon dominate the wedding and event industry. Are you ready for Gen Z inclusive and diverse couples?

"The Ten Steps To Inclusive Practices GEN Z POV" is included in every Inclusive Wedding Alliance membership. Because we care about the information our allies know and have access too. Education is power!" - Ric Simmons

INCLUSIVE, the magazine

the magazine - Sharing authentic and empowering love stories.

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Navigating the wedding planning process and celebrating life's journey can be easier when the journey has been traveled before!
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INCLUSIVE, the magazine is digitally published quarterly. INCLUSIVE, the magazine brings you love stories from couples who have love stories to share.
You'll laugh and cry as you meet couples up close and personal as they share their inspiring love stories.

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Ten Steps  Inclusive Practices

March 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.

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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