For the first time in its history, Jet Magazine featured a gay male couple in the Weddings section. The December 10th issue celebrates the wedding of Ravi Perry, an assistant political science professor and Paris Prince, a licensed real estate broker and compliance officer, which took place in August in Worchester, Massachusetts.
GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) praised the magazine for featuring the gay male couple and for including a lesbian wedding (that of Nyema Vernon and Tenika Jackson) last year:
“Jet magazine has an extensive legacy of covering the lives of LGBT African-Americans. 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.”
Newlyweds Perry and Prince were just as thrilled:
“We are excited and honored to have our wedding featured in the historic yet ever-current Jet magazine. Long the hallmark in publishing news, culture, and events pertaining to the black American experience, Jet’s publishing of our union is historic.”
I’ve read Jet Magazine since I was a child and it’s great to see it progress and evolve over time. I commendJet for celebrating the diversity of black love.