Anorexia is never romantic. I love this cowl-neck glam gown by Badgley Mischka, but this model is dangerously thin. Her bones are protruding through the thin material. You’ll never see us use something like this on Equally Wed. It sends a very unhealthy message to society that we must starve ourselves for our wedding day.
We are so happy that you are here with us to fight for marriage equality. Our original goal was to support Starbucks for being so supportive of our community and our rights. We specifically chose a brick-and-mortar chain to have visible support around the country on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, in direct response to Mike Huckabee’s Chick-fil-A Day.
In an effort to heighten awareness for all companies and nonprofits contributing to the fight for marriage equality, we’ve decided to rename August 7 as National Marriage Equality Day. EquallyWed.com asks that you spend your money wisely on this day, and every day. It’s important to be an informed consumer. RSVP on Facebook here and join the conversation.
This expansion of focus is the result of the direct encouragement of Starbucks Corporate Headquarters who wanted other equality-minded companies and organizations to share in the appreciation.
On Aug. 7, please share your photos with us on Twitter and Facebook of how you’re supporting the right of everyone to have their marriages legally recognized.
National nonprofit organizations fighting for LGBT equality that could use your support: Courage Campaign Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Freedom to Marry Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Lambda Legal Marriage Equality USA National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (The Task Force) National Youth Advocacy Coalition (NYAC) NOH8 Campaign Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) White Knot
A partial list of national and international brands that support LGBT rights (feel free to add more in the comments): Abercrombie & Fitch Absolut Vodka Amazon.com Delta Disney Ford General Mills Google J.C. Penney JP Morgan Kenneth Cole Kimberly-Clark (maker of Kleenex, Huggies, Kotex, Scott, Depends, Wypall) Kimpton Hotels Levi-Strauss Macy’s Marshalls Microsoft Nike Sears Southwest Airlines Starbucks Target Tiffany & Co. T.J. Maxx
We’ve created a new Facebook page devoted to exclusively to the annual National Marriage Equality Day every August 7 so you can follow along throughout the year with updates exclusively about marriage equality (because our fabulous Equally Wed Facebook page is devoted to LGBTQ weddings, honeymoons and marriage equality).
I love that my event is being shared! I hope this is a monumental day for marriage equality awareness. Visit us at http://equallywed.com. xo, kirsten
Join Equally Wed in making a peaceful stand for marriage equality by putting your money where your mouth is by supporting companies and organizations that support equal rights for all. RSVP on Facebook for this grassroots movement.