Becoming engaged as a queer couple really highlights how many pieces of the wedding industry are geared towards heterosexual couples. While perhaps easier to shrug off representation in ads because opposite-sex couples are the majority in KC, it becomes a bit harder to narrow in on LGBT-friendly vendors when there are so few resources dedicated to navigating this.
As a former bride and editor of this website, I've been shocked to speak with vendors who are openly hateful about certain types of relationships because they don't "fit" the idea the vendor has (from stating they won't deal with divorced people to all sorts of nastiness).
Here at KCBudgetWedding.com, we are all about inclusive love. Marriage is awesome, and anyone who wants to take that plunge should be welcomed in. That's why I made this list of LGBT-friendly officiants.
Officiants on this list either specify on their website that they are LGBT-friendly or they responded to a KC Budget Weddings inquiry indicating that they would welcome an LGBT couple. We did not include anyone who failed to answer the question (whether by non-response or evasive language).