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Wedding announcements in the Washington Post


Published on February 13, 2003, 12:00am | Comments

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If your sense of social duty dictates that you announce your wedding in the pages of The Washington Post, it's going to be separated from straight couples -- whose weddings are featured in the Style section on Wednesdays -- and placed under "Celebrations," which run in Style on Fridays.

The Post treats all wedding announcements as advertising, and at $4.84 per line with a five-line minimum, Friday "Celebrations" are at least cheaper than Wednesday "Weddings," which cost $8 per line with an eight-line minimum. But "Celebrations" are also where you'll find "Lordy Lordy Look Who's Forty" ads and their less-than-dignified ilk.

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) spearheaded a meeting with the Post last fall, asking them to formally reconsider their placement of gay and lesbian wedding announcements. But according to a Post spokesman who responded to questions from Metro Weekly last week, they have yet to reach a decision about a policy change and won't commit to a specific timeframe for doing so.

For more information on placing an announcement in the Post's "Celebrations," call 202-334-5736. If you have feedback about the Post's current advertising policy for gay and lesbian wedding announcements, call their Public Relations Department at 202-334-6834.


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