reader response

Essence‘s Readers Loved Reading About Two Ladies Getting Married

Essence web feature on the wedding of Aisha Mills and Danielle Moodie — the first time the magazine highlighted a lesbian couple — was well received by the magazine’s readership, says web editor Emil Wilbekin: “A lot of the comments were, you know, this is not something I would normally think about or I would normally know about, but I think it’s amazing because I think what translates in this story is that this is really a story about love. And I think that regardless of your politics, and regardless of your values, you have to look at that and see that these two women love each other and are very happy.” [Jezebel; NPR]