Martha Stewart Weddings Features Same-Sex Couple for First Time in Magazine’s History

Jeremy Hooper and Andrew ShulmanMartha Stewart Weddings featured the magazine’s first same-sex couple in its 15th anniversary Winter 2010 issue. Jeremy Hooper and Andrew Shulman shared their vows with family and friends in Litchfield, Conn. this past June in what Weddings called “an every-detail-counts affair that blended haute elements with down-home whimsy.” Martha Stewart Weddings' editor in chief Vanessa Holden told The Advocate that it was Andrew and Jeremy's personal take on the wedding that really caught the magazine's eye: "We have thousands of submissions, and we look for a very particular kind of wedding. We liked [Andrew and Jeremy’s] personal style, their take on how they wanted to celebrate their union. It was a very nice, well-executed, tastefully done celebration of two people's unions." Hooper, a well-known blogger who founded in 2005, seemed quite impressed with the magazine’s tact in its feature of the wedding: “It was 100% about the aesthetics, there was no attempt on their part to make it political. There are three couples in the magazine ... two straight couples and us. You’re flipping the pages and you see us, which is exactly the way it should be.” GLAAD encourages you to follow Jeremy and and Andrew’s lead in announcing your equality by sharing the celebrations and milestones in your life with various media, including office newsletters, union periodicals, church bulletins, or Facebook and YouTube. Submit a wedding announcement to your local paper or a national publication.  Start a blog. Or even share your story on a radio call-in show. For tools and samples, visit GLAAD’s Announcing Equality page here. Congratulations Jeremy and Andrew!