Kirsten Palladino

queer mom Kirsten Ott Palladino, Equally Wed
Kirsten Palladino
Photo by Heidi Geldhauser

Kirsten Palladino is a seasoned speaker, author and inclusivity expert. She’s spoken at the Engage! Luxury Wedding Summit, The Planners Suite, ISS Experience, Rising Tide’s Tuesday Together workshops, and has appeared on on NPR and CNN, and has upcoming speaking engagements planned with The Bridal Masterclass Experience, the Fox Theatre and the Tahoe Engaged wedding workshop.

Kirsten Palladino is the editorial director and cofounder of Equally Wed, the world’s leading LGBTQ+ wedding resource; the author of Equally Wed: The Ultimate Guide to Planning Your LGBTQ+ Wedding (Seal Press); the creator and lead educator of Equally Wed Pro’s LGBTQ+ inclusive certification course; and the recipient of multiple awards recognizing her as a skilled entreprenuer and devoted activist for the LGBTQ+ community. Kirsten speaks worldwide, has been featured multiple times in The New York Times, as well as Martha Stewart Weddings, The Knot, Brides, A Practical Wedding, MSNBC, Out, The Advocate, Curve, and many more in her 20-year career.


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Be Fabbo wedding podcast 

Wedding Industry Insider podcast

Super Gay Wedding podcast

Literary Speaking podcast


Leah sat down with Kirsten Palladino from Equally Wed to to discuss how LGBTQ+ couples who may feel alone and out of place in an uncomfortably binary wedding industry can create a unique wedding that feels right to them.

Posted by Color Pop Events on Tuesday, August 13, 2019