Magazine features its first gay male couple
A historic move that's creating a buzz.
For the first time in its history, Jet magazine has featured a gay male couple in its popular 'Jet Love' weddings section.
The Dec. 10 issue of the mag, which hit newsstands last week, covers the wedding of Ravi Perry and Paris Prince, who married in the backyard of their Worcester, Mass. home.
"Jet's publishing of our union is historic," the couple said.
Bing: See the couple.
Indeed it is. Jet has traditionally covered only straight couples, but in a country with an evolving stance on same sex marriage, the magazine has followed suit.
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In a press release commending the magazine, GLAAD issued the following statement:
"This is yet another opportunity to applaud Jet magazine for continuing to highlight the diversity of the African-American community and to urge other media outlets to recognize that it’s these stories that help grow acceptance of our community and give a voice to LGBT people of color who are too often invisible in the media.”
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The magazine explains that Ravi, a Mississippi State University assistant professor, met Paris, a compliance officer for the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, while he was studying for his Ph.D. The couple's honeymoon included a seven-day road trip through the South.
"We thought it would be important to help demonstrate to the nation, and particularly to the black community, that this marriage was just as much of a reputable marriage as any other," Ravi told NPR.
And while the couple might have sought placement with that demonstration in mind, Jet Editor-in-Chief Mitzi Miller says their inclusion was less about a cause and more about the romance:
"They are just a lovely couple," the said.
Photo: Peter Dazeley/Getty Images
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