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