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New LGBTQ+ Conference for Wedding Officiants & Industry Pros!

Published Tuesday, Nov. 23rd, 2021

A gay couple on their wedding day

The first annual NGWA Inclusive Awareness Conference invites LGBTQ+ wedding pros and like-minded experts to meet, mingle, learn, advocate, and inspire. 



The National Gay Wedding Association will kick off 2022 with a brand new virtual conference for LGBTQ+ wedding professionals and like-minded industry experts. 


Called “Share-the-Love," the NGWA’s inaugural Inclusive Awareness Conference seeks to educate and inspire wedding professionals working with LGBTQ+ couples, and to cultivate a more welcoming wedding industry. 


We love to see it! 


Wedding officiants, planners, and other experts are invited to tune in virtually to connect, network, and learn new skills and strategies for success from a “multifaceted and dynamic group” of speakers and advocates.


According to the event website, attendees will learn best practices, how to advocate for LGBTQ+ couples, and how to create a practical business plan for a more inclusive wedding business.


Speakers will include Chasten Glezman Buttigieg, Brian Green, and Sara Cunningham, along with a few surprise guests. 


This online event is scheduled for January 5, 2022, and will be streamed from location in Palm Springs, California.




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Free resources for inclusive Officiants 


This event looks absolutely amazing, but tickets aren’t cheap ($195.00 for members and $395.00 for nonmembers). So it won’t be in the budget for every wedding officiant who wants to attend, unfortunately. 


In the meantime, learn more about becoming an LGBTQ+ friendly and all-around inclusive wedding officiant with these free resources and articles from American Marriage Ministries



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American Marriage Ministries (AMM) is a Seattle-based 501(c)3 nonprofit church and online ordination provider dedicated to protecting marriage equality and access for all people. Through our website, we provide guidance, support and resources to ensure that everyone – regardless of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion – has access to a wedding officiant who shares their worldviews, beliefs, and values.



Jessica Levey
Jessica Levey

Lead Staff Writer & Illustrator

Jessica loves exploring the history and magic of ritual, the connections between people and places, and sharing true stories about love and commitment. She's an advocate for marriage equality, LGBTQ+ rights, and individuality, and is an ordained Minister with AMM. When she’s not writing or illustrating for AMM, she enjoys city hikes, fantasy novels, comics, and traveling.

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