Wedding Magazine for Gay & Lesbian Couples to Launch!

WEST TISBURY, Mass. (May, 2014) – EQL Destinations of Weddings—a highly stylized print publication committed to the celebration of Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Transgender (LBGT) weddings and destinations—is expected to be the hottest print magazine launch of 2014.

“Never in my wildest dreams did we expect such a response,” enthuses Leslie Hurd, long-time niche wedding magazine publisher. “Even without seeing nothing more than a ‘mock-up’ of EQL, advertisers are reserving space … distributors are asking for more copies than we anticipated … and fans of our social media efforts are requesting subscriptions.”

Slotted for a Spring debut, EQL Destinations for Weddings—to be published biannually—will bring to the marketplace glorious, highly visual editorial content, brimming with comprehensive coverage of the world’s most enchanting dream weddings exclusively for gays and lesbians. Initial *distribution will be 50,000 copies. “By launching EQL, we hope to inspire gay and lesbian couples as they plan for this wonderful life event,” offers Hurd. Along with engaging features and informative columns, EQL Destinations for Weddings will showcase magnificent photography, which will serve to complement every page. “Both readers and advertisers will love the editorial environment we are creating. It’s going to be something very special.”

Each artful page will convey the luxurious feel of the finest look-book, and feature exquisitely photographed reportage on world-class destinations, elegant event spaces, stunning wedding and honeymoon fashions, amazing décor designs, and of course, romantic personal stories of love and commitment. “The photography in EQL is really the icing on the wedding cake … simply delicious,” smiles Hurd who will soon announce the key members of the biannual publication’s creative team.  “At this very important time in our nation’s history, remarks Hurd, “I feel honored to be introducing EQL Destinations for Weddings—a non-political magazine that has one focus—to be a testament to the joy of celebrating love, love and more love.”

* Distribution—At 661 Barnes & Noble locations; LBGT Pride Offices: Atlanta, Boston, Connecticut, Fort Lauderdale, Hawaii, Los Angeles, Maine, New Hampshire, Philadelphia, Rhode Island, San Diego, Vermont, and Washington, D.C. Hotels, Inns and Resorts throughout the U.S. (with pass-on readership of over 200,000). LBGT wedding shows: Illinois, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and more. Departments of Tourism and Chambers of Commerce offices in Boston, Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. Contact—, 508.693.7272;;

Did you know? There are 646,000 same-sex couples living together in the United States, according to a recent Census.  Statistics presented by the World Travel & Tourism Council reveal that the LBGT market alone is estimated at $55 billion and is growing at a rate three times faster than mainstream travel.

For advertising information on EQL Destinations for Weddings, contact Stephanie Oak, 508.693.7272, or visit  For press queries, images or to arrange an interview, contact