New York, NY, January 09, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- As gay marriage takes the main stage in many areas of the country, two of the most established, national GLBT-focused Internet companies announce their new alliance targeting the same-sex wedding market. OutinAmerica.com and RainbowWeddingNetwork.com will join forces through comprehensive online marketing strategies, as well as print advertising and event promotion.
RainbowWeddingNetwork.com, launched in 2000 as the first online same-sex wedding registry, has expanded over the years to include a series of nationally produced same-sex wedding and family expos and a nationally distributed wedding magazine geared towards same-sex couples. RainbowWeddingNetwork.com signs on an average of 30-40 new couples each month and their web site brings in about 27,000 hits per day. Out in America will be featured as a sponsor of the 2007 Same Love, Same Rights® Wedding and Family Expos and will appear regularly in the quarterly issues of Rainbow Wedding Network Magazine.
RainbowWeddingNetwork.com will be featured as the premier wedding and family resource on 176 of Out in America’s individual city web sites. The total membership of Out in America's sites reached 700,000 in 2005. The goal is to provide GLBT-friendly wedding resources ever more readily to couples from all walks of life and in every state in the country. It is also the mission of both organizations to promote awareness and education about GLBT issues in general and particularly about the dynamic current events concerning marriage equality. "The new partnership with Rainbow Wedding Network is a great addition to Out In America,” says Out in America’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing Alana Haberman. “As we continue to reach out globally to the LGBT community, Rainbow Wedding Network adds a new dimension to our online feature content. The monthly articles from their magazine will provide our members with great information and resources in planning commitment ceremonies, civil unions and marriages."
Rainbow Wedding Network co-owner Cindy Sproul believes that the same-sex wedding market in America will continue to grow each year. In a recent article from the Associated Press entitled Despite Laws, Gay Wedding Industry Booms by Dionne Walker, Sproul estimates that GLBT couples spent approximately $7.2 million dollars with vendors on RainbowWeddingNetwork.com in 2005, which is an increase from $2.1 million in 2002. "We look forward to this new opportunity through our alliance with Out In America," Sproul states. "Through many years of successful operation Out In America has reached out to GLBT couples in every state of the nation and Rainbow Wedding Network has tapped the same-sex wedding market. The new alliance of our two companies is certainly an exciting marriage for the outset of 2007."