M4W-LGBTIQ+ Inclusion in the Wedding Industry - The Equality Network

M4W-LGBTIQ+ Inclusion in the Wedding Industry

 In the fourth module, Bronte discusses LGBTIQ+ inclusion in the wedding industry and how businesses can benefit from it.
Bronte · 11/07/2021

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What You'll learn

  • LGBTIQ+ marriage equality in various countries and what does it mean.
  • LGBTIQ+ wedding ritual alternatives and how are they different from straight weddings.
  • Challenges you’ll face when implementing LGBTIQ+ inclusive policies.
  • Dreadful mistakes made by LGBTIQ+ wedding vendors and how to avoid them.
  • A checklist to track how LGBTIQ+ inclusive your organization is.
  • Tips to become an inclusive credible LGBTIQ+ friendly business. 
  • Template to draft/update an inclusion policy.

Prerequisite- You must complete Module 3 course – “M3-Understanding LGBTIQ+ Fears & Struggles before taking this course. 

Who Can Take This Course?

➢ Wedding vendors and celebrants
➢ Wedding photographers
➢ Wedding planners and caterers
➢ Team managers and employers
➢ Small-scale business owners
➢ Professionals from any field
➢ Anyone who wants to learn more about the LGBTIQ+ community!

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Course Description

Lifetime access to the course
Short 5-10min sections
Pause and resume the course at your convenience
Additional reading material and resources

Let’s make your organisation LGBTIQ+ friendly!

With the Marriage Equality Act finally passed in December 2017, LGBTIQ+ couples finally have the right to marry and enjoy the legal benefits of a married couple. 

However, simply legalising LGBTIQ+ marriage is not enough. There needs to be changes in the grassroot level, i.e. in the Australian wedding industry. 

Inclusivity is the need of the hour and it makes me very happy to see wedding vendors, suppliers, celebrants and other businesses make an effort to become LGBTIQ+ friendly. 

In this module, I will be talking about:

  • What does LGBTIQ+ inclusivity mean?
  • Marriage Equality and its impact on LGBTIQ+ people.
  • How wedding traditions are gendered and can be tweaked for LGBTIQ+ ceremonies?
  • Why do most LGBTIQ+ couples prefer legal-only ceremonies?
  • How to approach and interact with an LGBTIQ+ couple?
  • Some dreadful mistakes that can ruin the wedding ceremony and how to avoid them.
  • A short checklist to see if your business is LGBTIQ+ inclusive or not.
  • Few tips to become an LGBTIQ+ inclusive organisation.
  • How to be a good ally in the LGBTIQ+ movement.
  • The importance of LGBTIQ+ inclusion policy and how to draft one.

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About Instructor


I’m Bronte Price, a full-time male marriage and funeral celebrant. In my spare time, I’m a qualified trainer, veggie gardener, foodie, and piano player. I married my husband, Clint, in April 2019 – it was the best day of our lives! It was both exciting and fascinating planning our own wedding “from the other side” and it gave me a great insight into what couples go through in the leadup to their special day. The whole experience made me a better celebrant! Clint and I are parents to our beloved rescue kelpie, Bingo, aged five. Most Sunday afternoons will find us at DTs, in Richmond, one of Melbourne’s iconic gay pubs, catching up with our close mates. As a former senior executive in state and local government (most recently as Assistant Director Data Analytics with the Victorian Ombudsman), I’ve picked up some pretty useful skills that I’ve been able to put into practice as a celebrant.

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Course Includes

  • 18 Lessons
  • 18 Quizzes
  • Course Certificate