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Current Events, Insights about LGBTQ Wedding Trends, Parenting Resources, LGBTQ-related Celeb News, Inspiration from Couples and Stories around the World!

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Click to view the slideshow from our recent 'Same Love, Same Rights'® LGBT Wedding Expo in Baltimore!  Our thanks to Sue Bupp, a non-denominational officiant associated with Weddings by Sandy, who created this lovely keepsake of the event!  You'll be able to see the beautiful & historic architecture of the Grand Historic Venue, as well as many of the vendor displays and couples who attended the event in January.  ENJOY!


Weddings by Sandy is a group of wedding officiants who pay great attention to the details.  Our clients say, we are with you every step of the way, creating unique, interesting and captivating ceremonies that literally give you a magical moment, making you feel like your ceremony is the only one on our calendar.  One phone call and let us set your crazy wedding mind at ease!



You might go into this article thinking the worst, but it's not actually just another conservative's watered down version of gay bashing.  At least with regard to what's quoted herein, Mr. Huckabee simply says we need to agree to disagree... that's something we could build on, eh?  Do you think these quotes are genuine??



Here at we have always seen the value in helping universities, students and other information-gathering sources, as they work to quantify the minority experience of the LGBTQ community.  It is important!  Numbers aren't everything, when it comes to living life, but pooling information into statistics that the general public can see and measure, is one form of validating and legitimizing the actualy day-to-day experiences of LGBTQ citizens.
THANK YOU for considering taking time to participate in the following survey!


A University of Arkansas graduate student is conducting a study to obtain information on Same-Sex Marriage and Heterosexual weddings cost comparisons. Your contribution is very important to the success of this study. Participation is voluntary. Complete responses will help with this research and will assist the hospitality industry better serve you in the future. It will take about 5-10 minutes of your time. However, if you need to take a break during the survey, you may return to the place you left off using the same computer. If at any time you wish to end participation, you may.

The survey is not designed to sell you anything, or solicit money from you in any way. You will not be contacted at a later date for any sales or solicitations. Participation is anonymous. All responses will be kept confidential and will be used only for statistical analysis by the research personnel. No personal data will be asked and information obtained will be recorded in such a manner that you cannot be identified.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know the results of the study, please contact Lydia Perritt at 479-575-2500 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Dr. Kelly Way at 479-575-4985 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For questions about your rights as a subject, contact the University of Arkansas Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701, 479-575-2208.

By accessing the survey, you consent to participate. Please follow the arrow below to access the survey:

Thank you!

Lydia Perritt

HESC Graduate Assistant

University of Arkansas



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Are you an engaged or soon to be engaged couple whose family disapproves of your relationship? 

Have family members made it clear that they will not attend your upcoming wedding? 

Have you found the love of your life, and desperately want the support of your entire family?

Introducing a new docu-series that follows star-crossed lovers who have family that disapproves of their relationship because of sexual orientation, race, religion, class, or culture.

Many families still struggle with finding family balance and acceptance. We’d like to take this journey with you on your way to the aisle in a groundbreaking new doc-series in hopes to give open-mindedness and empathy a platform. Our dream is to bring the couples together with their loved ones and initiate a dialogue of openness. 

For couples who are willing to share their story for this program, there is generous compensation in return for allowing us to join on your journey. We want to have the couple be able to start their married life off with the support of their family, as well a nest egg to start their new life together.

To be considered for the show, please submit a brief bio, contact info, and recent photos of yourself and your significant other to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or you may apply directly through our online form at: with attn: Shannon.