Course Description

EI Founder

Bernadette Smith

Bernadette Smith is founder of the Equality Institute and award-winning author of three books, including The Business of Gay Weddings: A Guide for Wedding Professionals. Through her wedding planning firm, 14 Stories, she has planned hundreds of LGBTQ weddings with couples from just about every state and around the world. Bernadette's expertise has been sought after by the Today Show, National Public Radio, the BBC, the New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN, Travel and Leisure among many others.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome

    • Welcome

    • Video: Sophia and Rose

    • Discussion question

  • 2

    Language and Laws

    • Lesson: Your New Vocabulary

    • Discussion question

    • Video: Pronouns

    • Discussion question

    • Quiz

    • Lesson: Stereotypes, Subcultures & "Queer"

    • Quiz

    • Video: Traveling when LGBTQ

    • Discussion question

    • Lesson: Laws & Travel

    • Discussion question

    • Quiz

    • Homework

    • Additional Resources

  • 3

    Get Rid of Assumptions

    • Discussion question

    • Video: Tom and Lee

    • Discussion question

    • Lesson: Proposals, Besties & Family

    • Video: Xanax

    • Lesson: Trends and Traditions

    • "Political" Readings

    • Quiz

    • Quiz

    • Homework

  • 4

    Bridal's Got to Go!

    • Lesson: Accidental Exclusion

    • Discussion question

    • Quiz

    • Homework

  • 5

    Tell the World!

    • Video: Amazon Kindle

    • Video: Zales

    • Lesson: Advertising and Marketing Options

    • Quiz

    • Quiz

    • Homework

    • Additional Resources

  • 6

    Wrap Up

    • Video: Talking Points and More