Since the moment we exchanged vows, each day has been filled with love, laughter, and exciting adventures. Together, we have created a strong foundation of trust, support, and understanding, which continues to grow with each passing day.

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Love is in the air!! Check out this beautiful Valentine’s Day Engagement in Thailand. Congratulations Kennika & Chris!!! 

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“I found someone who stole my heart and gave theirs to me” Congratulations David & Jaidus, a beautiful proposal in the heart of the safari! Love is a beautiful thing! @kvngdavidsworld @jaidus 

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Lawrence D.S. Broughton, MADJ, MPA, MHRM
Owner/CEO
Broughton Media Group, LLCCo-Founder, Black Gay Weddings
Veteran of Desert Storm-Desert Shield-Iraq-Afghanistan
US Air Force, Retired

Our world is constantly evolving – shifting and growing politically and socially and changing how we create communities and develop relationships. We’ve just crossed over 8 Billion people on the planet, and here we stand, connecting and interacting with each other like never before. Thanks to social media, we can create communities dedicated to common causes that inspire political movements that affect social change worldwide. It is our hope that this issue of BGW Elevate will inspire those who genuinely believe “Love Is Love” to see LGBTQIA+ people of color for who we truly are, as equals, not rivals. 

We are diverse, we are fierce, and we are fabulous. And we now have a safe space and platform curated by us, dedicated to showcasing “OUR” love stories to provide a source of inspiration for years to come. BGW Elevate Magazine is the flagship publication of Black Gay Weddings and is committed to elevating the love stories of LGBTQIA+ people of color.

Every member of the LGBTQIA+ community of color is encouraged to submit their love stories, fiercest weddings, and enGAYgements. Our goal is to foster a community of love, appreciation, and expression. We encourage you all to become a source of inspiration and motivate others to do the same.

In addition to creating a platform to showcase our love stories, we have also created a vetted directory of LGBTQ-Friendly businesses (LGBTQBizList.com) that will allow you to create the weddings of your magazine dreams. In vendor credit sections throughout the magazine, vendors with (BLV) next to their names are vetted vendors you can trust. So bring your vision to life and let your love shine bold and beautiful. Most of the vendors listed travel both domestically and internationally to make your “Big Day” dreams a reality.

 We hope that as you turn the pages, read the stories, and look at the photos, you’ll see the love, feel the warmth in the smiles, and welcome the love of these happy couples into your heart.

Love Is Love,

-Lawrence D.S. Broughton

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Broughton Media Group, LLC (BMG), DBA Black Gay Weddings, is a media company with a mission to share and protect the love stories of LGBTQIA+ couples of color. Through BGW Elevate, we empower our community to share amazing love stories and to connect with the wedding professionals who make them happen.