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You're standing in front of your Family and Friends prepared to make your dreams of a lifetime come true. It's at that moment that you are grateful that you have a professional guiding your ceremony. The Supreme Court has finally ruled upon this issue. Now is the time to plan your perfect LGBT Wedding. I have been performing Commitment Ceremonies since the beginning, and I am so pleased this has opened up for everyone to marry the one they Love. Contact Reverend Jacqui Weiks, Your LGBT Wedding Officiant
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Daniel Pillai’s He/She Project Growing up in a traditional south Asian community in Canada, Daniel Pillai didn’t quite fit in. “There was an inherent non-acceptance to who I was and how I acted,” he says. “I stuck out like a sore thumb.” Pillai spent his childhood in what he calls a “conservative atmosphere,” surrounded by […]
Addiction Treatment and the Recovery Process By Matt Gonzales, writer and researcher for DrugRehab.com Drug addiction is a chronic disease that affects your physical and mental health, job status and relationships. Once you’re hooked on a drug, your whole life revolves around it. Substance use disorders are common in the United States. Heroin use in […]
Who pays after the devastating Orlando shooting? After a tragedy, who pays the bill? There has been a lot of talk lately about medical costs and medical debt, even as the Affordable Care Act helps more Americans get the treatment they need without taking on crippling debt. Even with more people covered, medical treatment is […]
Making a Legal Case for Bisexuality Bisexuality is widely misunderstood. Bisexuals are often dismissed or used as a punchline by the straight community and sidelined in conversations about LGBT rights and equality, often while experiencing many of the same struggles and setbacks as the rest of the queer community. And for some–like Ray Fuller, a […]
Olympic Coverage Criticized as Homophobic? One of the most memorable moments of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio didn’t occur during an event. Instead, just after the women’s rugby event on Monday night, Brazil’s Isadora Cerullo’s partner, Marjorie Enya, surprised her with a proposal. As reported by CNN, Enya said in her emotional speech “I […]
After Gay Marriage, Be a Better Husband or Wife You said “I do,” and that means you’re in a relationship for better or for worse. But how do you make sure that your marriage has more “better” moments than “worse”? While there are plenty of resources out there that can tell you how to be […]
Gay Wedding Officiant: Tips for Challenges By Rev Kristen Barner, MDiv | Charleston Wedding Officiant A Gay Wedding Officiant’s Advice You have logged onto Smart Gay Life and read about things to think about before agreeing to marry your partner. You have come to the conclusion that “Yes, I absolutely want to marry […]
Gay Wedding Officiant’s Observations By Rev Kristen Barner, MDiv | Charleston Wedding Officiant Gay Weddings are Legal! Now What? You have been dating for a while. It has been wonderful, fun, and – let’s be honest – safe because there has been no pressure to marry. It wasn’t legal. It wasn’t an option. […]
Six Tips for a Unique Gay Wedding We’ve all been to plenty of weddings that seem like the couple picked their colors…and not much else. No one has much fun at a wedding where everything from the music to the food seems done to death. When it comes to planning a gay wedding, you have […]
Gay Wedding Vows: Make Your Wedding Your Own “For richer or poorer, in sickness and health, until death do us part”: most people have probably heard these traditional wedding vows more times than they can count, but do gay wedding vows have to follow the same script? Of course not! In a way, gay wedding […]
I do: Your Gay Wedding Love wins! But the Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality is old news already, so stop celebrating and get serious. Wedding planning is no joke. Let’s just get this out of the way. Sure, sure, it’s not a gay wedding or a same-sex wedding, it’s just a wedding and it’ll […]
Your Gay Wedding Ceremony Congratulations, you’re getting married. Since the wall fell down, I’ve been seeing a lot of camps on this subject. The main ones being: Camp 1: They got married in Vermont years ago and made it legal in their own state as soon as the news broke on June 26, 2015. Camp […]