Jet Magazine features the first male gay couple in the Weddings section
For the first time in its history, JetMagazine presented a gay couple in the Weddings section. The December 10 issue celebrates the wedding of Ravi Perry, assistant professor of political science and Prince of Paris, a licensed real estate broker and compliance officer, which took place in August in Worchester, Massachusetts.
GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) praised the magazine for featuring the male gay couple and for including a lesbian marriage (that of Nyema Vernon and Tenika Jackson) Last year:
“Magazine Jet has an extensive legacy of covering the lives of LGBT African Americans. This is another opportunity to applaud Jet magazine for continuing to shine a light on the diversity of the African American community and to urge other media to recognize that it is these stories that help increase acceptance in our community. and to give a voice to LGBT people of color who are too often invisible in the media.
Newlyweds Perry and Prince were equally thrilled:
“We are thrilled and honored to have our wedding featured in the historic yet still current Magazine Jet. Long the hallmark of news, culture and events related to the black American experience, JetOur union’s publication is historic.