Lillian Lyon: Celebrating Love, Inclusively
Meet Lillian Lyon
Lillian Lyon wears two significant hats: she is an authorised marriage celebrant and a compassionate funeral director. Her commitment to honouring life’s milestones—whether in joy or sorrow—drives her work. But Lillian’s journey took an inspiring turn when she embarked on a transformative path with The Equality Network.
The Challenge: Doing the Right Thing
Lillian was part of a dynamic group of marriage celebrants who recognized the need for greater LGBTIQA+ inclusion in their wedding business. Their hearts were in the right place, but they sought guidance on how to translate good intentions into meaningful action.
A Tailored Training Journey
Lillian and her fellow celebrants enrolled in a 12-hour LGBTIQA+ inclusion training course meticulously crafted by The Equality Network. This course was designed specifically to meet the unique needs of marriage celebrants. The participants were committed to doing more than just ticking boxes—they wanted to create authentic, inclusive experiences for all couples.
A Shift in Perspective
As a direct result of the inclusion training, Lillian made significant changes to her marriage ceremonies. The most profound shift? Offering LGBTIQA+ couples an LGBTIQA+ wedding rather than a traditional straight wedding. This decision required a deep understanding of rituals and traditions that resonate with LGBTIQA+ couples.
Celebrating Love, Authentically
Lillian’s ceremonies now reflect the rich tapestry of love. She weaves together rituals that honor diverse identities, experiences, and expressions. From pronouns to cultural nuances, Lillian ensures that every couple feels seen and celebrated.
A Fundamental Business Transformation
Lillian Lyon’s journey wasn’t just about weddings; it was about fundamentally reshaping her business. She stepped away from the tried-and-tested norms and embraced a new paradigm—one where love knows no boundaries.
Together, We Celebrate Life
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