Black Gay Weddings Terms of Use

Black Gay Weddings was established in 2018 to showcase and elevate the love of LGBTQIA couples of color and create an online community where every declaration of love is celebrated, regardless of color. Our focus is on diversity and inclusion because LOVE IS LOVE! It is our mission to celebrate couples of color and interracial couples from all walks of life. Correcting the systemic underrepresentation of couples of color and strengthening LGBTQI+ advocacy requires the involvement of everyone in the LGBTQI+ community, to ensure no one is disenfranchised. Because LGBTQI+ couples of color were unrepresented in all of the traditional wedding publications, and underrepresented in most gay and lesbian publications, Black Gay Weddings was created to level the representational playing field and increase visibility for LGBTQI+ couples of color. We are an online community providing a voice, a virtual venue for LGBTQI+ couples of color to be inspired, informed, and share ideas. So thank you for taking the first step in sharing your story with the Black Gay Weddings community.

What makes a great submission for BGW?:

  • LGBTQI+ Weddings
  • LGBTQI+ Engagements
  • LGBTQI+ Elopements
  • LGBTQI+ Anniversaries
  • LGBTQI+ Honeymoons
  • LGBTQI+ Style-Shoots

SPECIAL NOTE: Please be patient with us! Our response time is generally between one and two weeks, depending on the number of submissions. Unfortunately, not every submission can be accepted, but all submissions will be read and lovingly considered.

Terms of Use for BGW Submissions

All submissions, including stories, photographs, videos, audio, ideas, suggestions, and all related materials of any kind whatsoever (hereinafter referred to as “Submissions”), will not be returned to you, nor will they be kept confidential. All Submissions may be used: (i) on www.blackgayweddings.com (the “Website”), marketing materials and websites of its associated vendors and syndicated partners; (ii) for broadcast or other publication by Broughton Media LLC or any of its affiliated companies or entities, including, but not limited to, Black Gay Weddings, Broughton Productions, and distributed in all markets and media now known or hereinafter devised, worldwide and in perpetuity. By submitting the Submissions, you acknowledge and agree to the following terms and conditions and consent to your name and geographic location, possibly being published in connection with the publication, distribution, and/or broadcast of your Submission(s).

  1. The Submissions may be shared with Black Gay Weddings affiliates and related entities.
  2. Neither Black Gay Weddings nor any of its vendors, affiliated companies, or entities are obligated to use or pay you for any Submission. You are not submitting the Submissions with any implied promise or understanding that payment will be made to you by Black Gay Weddings or any party affiliated with Black Gay Weddings.
  3. It is possible that similar Submissions may be submitted to Black Gay Weddings by multiple sources and/or that a Submission may be similar to ideas generated or developed independently by Black Gay Weddings staff.
  4. The Submission you are about to submit grants irrevocably to Black Gay Weddings, its associated vendors, all of its affiliated companies and entities, and each of its licensees, successors, and assigns, the non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, no-cost license and right to use the Submissions and all elements thereof. Black Gay Weddings may edit the Submissions for length, clarity, and/or functionality.
  5. The Submissions will not be subject to any obligation of confidentiality and may be shared with and used by the staff of Black Gay Weddings and any of its affiliated companies or entities and shared with legal authorities if Black Gay Wedding believes it to be warranted. Neither Black Gay Weddings nor any other party with whom Black Gay Weddings shares the Submissions shall be liable for any use or disclosure of any information or Submission that you submit. You shall receive no compensation whatsoever for the Submissions or the use thereof by Black Gay Weddings, its affiliated companies or entities, or any of its licensees, successors, and assigns, unless otherwise authorized by the operating managers of Broughton Media Group, LLC.
  6. Black Gay Weddings reserves the right to change due dates for Submissions or other specifics as it deems necessary in its sole and exclusive discretion.
  7. By providing the Submissions, you represent and warrant that you are of the age of majority in your state of residence and at least twenty-one (21) years of age.
  8. No Submission may contain any material that is abusive, vulgar, threatening, harassing, libelous, defamatory, obscene, or invades a person’s privacy; violates any law or any intellectual property or other property or other rights, or is known to be false.
  9. To effectively showcase our community, and tell your story in the best way possible, Black Gay Weddings will only select professionally shot photos and videos for featured stories across all BGW media platforms and on our site. We reserve the right not to post any photos or videos that do not represent our brand.
  10. Black Gay Weddings will never compromise its brand by authorizing anyone to use the photos or videos submitted by you on sites promoting sexually explicit or otherwise vulgar materials.
  11. Proceed/return to the Submission page only if you are in compliance with and agree to be bound by the Black Gay Weddings “Terms of Use,” as previously outlined above.
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