Specialist LGBTIQA+ Celebrant Services
The rainbow family has the same needs as the rest of the community; just different.
As laws evolve to be more inclusive of the LGBTIQA+ community, there is an ongoing need for social and cultural traditions and rites of passage to evolve, and that’s a far more involved process!
It is especially true of marriage equality, but also important for funerals, baby namings and adoptions. We are entering social and legal conventions that come with a whole host of traditions, as well as baggage. Some of those traditions are meaningful to our community, and some are not.
Wading through traditions that were forged without recognising our place in society is complicated. It helps to have a queer celebrant who can assist you to unpack the traditions and find the gold among the garbage.
And there are also opportunities to forge new traditions that hold great meaning for the rainbow family. I would love to see it become the norm for transgender and non-binary Australians to invite their friends and family to transition ceremonies. The opportunity to take those nearest and dearest on the journey—to let them in on the story—can be invaluable for how that journey continues to unfold. If I achieve nothing else as a celebrant, I would love to make this a reality.
Click below to learn more about ceremonies for the rainbow family:
Gift a Ceremony
A ceremony is a fantastic gift to present in certain circumstances… the one thing to consider is that a celebrant is a very personal choice. Just because you think I’m the bee’s knees doesn’t mean the people you’re buying for think the same!
If you’re considering giving a ceremony as a gift, I suggest you discuss it with the recipients first. When you speak to them, offer to cover the costs, but allow them to choose the celebrant. And remember that paying for a ceremony doesn’t mean your preferences trump those of the recipients.
If you would like a gift certificate, I am able to help. Just get in touch (details below) to discuss the circumstances.
Code of Practice
As an Authorised Celebrant, I am bound by the Marriage Celebrants’ Code of Practice. I am also committed to the Code of Practice of the Funeral Celebrants Association of Australia. I endeavour to go beyond these codes in meeting my clients’ expectations for their ceremony. If I fail, I hope you will let me know. If I am unable to rectify the situation for you, there are external organisations that can help.