Same-Sex Wedding Magazine Equally Wed Launches

equallywedlogo03232010.pngEqually Wed, a new magazine geared toward same-sex couples who’re getting married, has launched.

In addition to the wedding advice and features found in existing wedding magazines, Equally Wed will inform readers about same-sex marriages happening around the world, a directory of GLBT-friendly wedding vendors and reports on gay-friendly honeymoon destinations. It will also update readers on ongoing political debates over the legalization of gay marriage.

Equally Wed Editor in Chief Kirsten Palladino — who launched the magazine with her wife, Maria — says in an introductory blog post:

Did it cross my mind that gay marriage isn’t legally recognized in Georgia, where we live? Of course. It’s something we’re fighting for every day. But did it stop me from dreaming about, planning and having our wedding? Not for one second.

But what did make my heart stop when Maria and I set out on this adventure of setting the date, choosing our venue and hiring our team of vendors was that there wasn’t a wedding magazine where we could see ourselves in the articles and the photos, as well as search for gay- and lesbian-friendly wedding vendors. In short, we saw a gaping hole in our media-rich nation, and the motivational seed for Equally Wed was born.

Palladino has also edited for the Life & Food section at the Atlanta Sunday Paper.