Episode 010: How to be a better LGBTQ+ ally in the wedding industry

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SHOW Description

In this episode we were honoured to chat to Tara, co-founder of the world’s leading wedding resource for lesbian women, Dancing With Her. Tara describes her and her readers’ experiences of being LGBTQ+ and planning a wedding, and we discuss what we can and should be doing as suppliers in the industry to be better allies.

show notes

LINKS:

Blog post “what marriage means to me”

Dancing With Her magazine

Something of the Week - Delicious Monster Tea - #insidemyworkweek

SUMMARY:

1.34 - introduction to Tara and Dancing With Her

3.48 - what it's like to be a LGBTQ+ planning a wedding.

8.27 - how the wedding industry forces the process of coming out, again and again.

12.55 - Weddings and labels.

13.58 - the difference between Diversity, Representation and Inclusivity.

"Diversity is being asked to come to the party, Inclusivity is being asked to dance".

15.58 - the difference between representation and tokenism.

17.14 - using real couples in styled shoots vs models.

23.31 - action steps to become a better ally in the wedding industry

27.01 - going over ALL of your touch points and looking at your language

29.45 - asking for couples permission before sharing their story

32.33 - careful use of hashtags - and asking questions, pronouns.

37.02 - supporting and engaging with the LGBTQ+ community.

44.25 - number 1 takeaway for everyone to be a better ally.