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How to Celebrate Pride All Year

With an increase in rainbow flags and colorful logos this month, you may have noticed that June is Pride Month! 

Because we are an organization that believes in inclusivity and diversity, we know that supporting the LGBTQ community is more than just a once-per-year event. We believe inclusivity should be celebrated all year long. That’s why we’ve put together a list of our favorite Pride related resources from the Rising Tide community and beyond. 

From the Rising Tide Community

Inclusivity in Business: The Language of LGBTQ Weddings Webinar with Sarah Pete Rizzi 

5 tips to help you attract more LGBTQ couples to your wedding business by Bernadette Smith

How to be an equality minded wedding vendor by Kirsten Palladino

What are your pronouns? by 2017 Creative Council Member Mason Aid

What’s in a label? by 2017 Creative Council Chair and Community Moderator Dannie Fountain

Love Wins Out by Los Angeles TuesdaysTogether Leader Renée Dalo

Love is Love Styled Shoot by the Northern Virginia TuesdaysTogether Chapter

Photographers for Orlando by Jenna Salvagin

Marketing and Communication Resources

The GLAAD Media Reference Guide is intended to be used by journalists reporting for mainstream media outlets and by creators in entertainment media who want to tell LGBTQ people’s stories fairly and accurately. It’s not an all-inclusive glossary of language or a prescriptive guide for LGBTQ people. However, it’s a great place to start if you want to learn how impactful your word choice can be.

Dear Brands: Support of LGBT People Should Last All Year from Advocate.com

Brands Still Haven’t Figured Out How to Talk to LGBTQ Consumers from Fastcompany.com

Identifying Your Business as an Ally

Pledge Your business as an ally who believes in Service for All Kind.

Join Human Rights Campaign’s #OpenToAll social media campaign.

The Allies page through HRC is the place to start if you are interested in learning more about what it means to be an LGBTQ Ally. 

Advocacy and Support

National LGBT Chamber of Commerce is the business voice of the community and is dedicated to expanding economic opportunities and advancements for LGBT people. You can find and join affiliate chambers here.

The Trevor Project is a 501c3 Non-Profit that provides crisis intervention and suicide support for LGTBQ youth (age 25 and under).

Outright Action International is a 501c3 Non-Profit that seeks to advance human rights for the LGBTQ community around the globe.

Wedding Industry Resources for LGBTQ Inclusivity

H&H Weddings is dedicated to providing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender couples with high end resources to plan and create a one-of-a-kind events with multi-faceted resources and vendors.

Founded by Kirsten and Maria Palladino, Equally Wed is an international online equality-minded wedding magazine, book and education resource for LGBTQ couples and equality-minded wedding professionals. FAQs from Equally Wed + Bridal Musings is a great place to start for wedding industry professionals. 

Founded by Tara Baker and Arlia Hassell, Dancing with Her is a magazine, directory, and blog celebrating women in love. Check out their suggestions on how to be LGBTQ inclusive in the wedding industry.

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