Post # 1
After receiving an ad from a wedding photographer featuring an image of a same-sex couple, the editor replied:
“Is there possibly another photograph you’d like to use in your ad? We just don’t feel comfortable publishing an ad featuring a same-sex couple. These aren’t our personal beliefs, of course, but, you know…”
I came across this today and felt it was necessary to share. As a wedding photographer myself this makes me sick to my stomach. I’m sick of the wedding industry being dominated by heterosexual couples and heterosexual ideals. My hope is that word will spread and Weddings Unveiled Magazine wil have to speak up about this and either apologize or take the revenue hit as the LGBT community and their allies take a stand against wedding vendors and companies who refuse to treat same-sex love the same way they treat heterosexual love.
Post # 4
That letter is perfect and so eloquently written. I respect that people have different opinions, but how sad that a publication is more worried about their image than doing the right thing.
Post # 5
Shame on Weddings Unveiled. On the bright side, with decisions like those, I’m not surprised I’ve never even heard of them.
Post # 6
It’s sad, but alot of the world is still like this. And I think it will remain this way for awhile still. Alot of the public has moved onto other discriminations, and others still remain on this one.
As sad as it may be, there will ALWAYS be someone being discriminated against. For being gay, for being fat or thin, for being black, white or mexican. For what they wear, or how they talk. It’s just how it is.
Post # 7
thats just wrong rude and mean !!! all love is love !
Post # 8
That’s so beyond awful. Her letter is amazing.
Post # 9
- Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
I was just coming over to post this!
Weddings Unveiled WAS my favorite wedding magazine. I will never buy it again.
If you haven’t heard of it, it’s huge in the south.mstarted by a photographer and a fashion editor, I believe.
Post # 10
Your picture is beautiful, what a shame.
Post # 11
Another one on the boycott list! They should be ashamed.
Post # 12
The internet is a beautiful thing though. This thing is going viral and I’m glad. Share it everywhere you can! I think we’re reaching a point where companies like this one are going to have to be explicit in what they stand for. Do not take the hard earned money of wedding vendors and brides-to-be and secretly discriminate against a whole chunk of the population. I believe they have a right to refuse to publish whatever they want to refuse but we the people should know about it so we can make an informed decision.
My feeling on this company and so many others who are teetering on this line is this: MUCH of their readership/fanbase is conservative/traditional (or they think so at least) so they want to cater to them by not showing them anything they might find “offensive” . . . but they still want the rest of us in the LGBT community or LGBT allies to spend money with them too so they think they can quietly turn away something like this and maintain the best of both worlds. The internet is putting an end to that – anything you say can and will be used against you in the court of public opinion. If this is truly your stance have the courage to say “homosexuals need not apply” on your website loud and clear.
Post # 13
There is an end to all this prejudice! You all remember JC Penney right?
For Mother’s Day they posted this:
Then when they got slammed for *gasp* a homosexual agenda they responded with this for Father’s Day:
The future looks brighter. Pretty soon even the small, backwards companies will learn to catch on.
Post # 14
@jenilynevette: people said “we’ll that’s just how it is” about separate bathrooms too.
I love stories like this. The let me know exactly who NOT to send my hard earned money to.
Post # 15
I told FH about this.
He said, “they can tongue a hornet’s nest” HA. Meaner than the very well written response, but also satisfying.
Post # 16
Though I am not gay, I feel almost personally offended by this. People are sick. I just don’t get this judging people on their straightness, their gayness or their anything inbewteenness. Why are people so unbearably horrid? It makes me sick. And this magazine? So offensive. What bothers me most is the ‘these arent our personal beliefe, but you, know’. It’s the you know bit which makes me hopping bad. Like a little giggle ‘but you know…’ leaving it open ended so you can fill in the end because they have a belief they won’t say and they want you to fill in the blank so they can follow suit. It’s that ‘I don’t hate______ people BUT’ urm. yeah you do. Youre a stinkin’ biggot. Ok yeah. some people would see two women in dresses. BUT more importantly, it’s two people who love each other. It’s the hearts, souls and minds whats important not what’s between your thighs. AND let it be said (not that my opinion matters to them, of course) but with the recent gay marriage talks etc here in the UK it is actually relevent with regards to news if they are going to take the gay angle rather than the love angle. I don’t see the two women, I see two people who are in love and are so so comfortable with each other. Argh. I’m going to stop coz I will just get more and more angry. Well done to you. I hope their publication gets much bad attention from this.