A wedding magazine that initially refused to publish a lesbian wedding photograph has relented after an outcry from the LGBT community, Gay Star News reports:
Atlanta-based photographer Anne Almasy wanted her first print ad to show off her ‘heart for photographing these momentous (and often wonderfully ridiculous) celebrations.’ For US-based Weddings Unveiled, she chose a picture of a lesbian couple smiling as their lips are coming closer together for a kiss.
The magazine was against the idea at first:
‘We just don’t feel comfortable publishing an ad featuring a same-sex couple. These aren’t our personal beliefs, of course, but you know…’ they said.
But they ultimately came around:
The owners behind Weddings Unveiled, Terri and Brooke, have now published an apology. ‘When we were faced with the decision of whether or not to publish Anne Almasy’s advertisement, we acted in a manner that does not reflect our personal beliefs,’ they wrote… ‘We are so sorry that we acted out of fear and uncertainty. We had never been faced with such a decision and we should have acted with our hearts.’
At least they finally did the right thing.