GLAAD (The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) took a moment to congratulate Jet Magazine for featuring a same-sex marriage in its wedding section:
As part of our year-round work to raise visibility of LGBT people of color in the media and to grow acceptance of LGBT people in these communities, GLAAD worked closely with Ravi and Paris to help them shape their story and also worked with JET to feature the couple.
Over the years, GLAAD has highlighted the work of JET Magazine, including drawing attention to their coverage of LGBT stories such as their feature on Kye Allums, a former George Washington University student who made history as the first Division I college basketball player to come out as transgender while competing, and applaud JET Magazine for continuing to recognize that all loving and committed couples deserve respect. Last year, JET Magazine featured its first lesbian wedding, telling the beautiful story of Nyema Vernon and Dr. Tenika Jackson.
Read more at GLAAD.
What do you think of the feature?
Does the fanfare and GLAAD’s effort to “shape” the story reek of the assumption that blacks are more homophobic than others?
Is this a clear move to get more notable blacks to vocalize their support for same-sex marriage?
Sound off below!!!!