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First Gay Marriage on Essence Magazine

By Charlotte Robinson, October 13, 2010
For the first time Essence.com the online companion to the
preeminent black women's periodical Essence magazine is
featuring a lesbian couple in its "Bridal Bliss" section. Aisha
& Danielle Moodie-Mills will be the first lesbian couple to
have their love story & wedding photos featured on the website.
Aisha and Danielle were also among the first couples to apply
for a marriage license in Washington, D.C. after the capital
became the 6th jurisdiction to legalize gay marriage. They were
married on August 7, 2010 @ the Old Westbury Gardens in
Old Westbury, New York Check it OUT: essence.com
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Emil Wilbekin said...

Essence has a history of covering the LGBT community and the inclusion of Aisha and Danielle's wedding in our Bridal Bliss feature is a natural extension of that commitment. The Moodie-Mills are a wonderful couple with a beautiful love story and Essence.com aims to support and celebrate black women in all their diversity.

Emil Wilbekin is Essence.com Managing Editor

Aisha Moodie-Mills said...

For 40 years, Essence has been the leading voice for black women. We are honored that Essence chose to tell our story of love and commitment as it makes this historic step forward.

Aisha Moodie-Mills is President of Synergy Strategy Group, a Washington, D.C.-based political consulting firm

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