Jet magazine features first black male couple in weddings section

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The newest issue of Jet magazine, which hits newsstands today, features its first black male couple in its weddings section, according to GLAAD.

Ravi Perry, an assistant professor of political science at Mississippi State University, and Paris Prince, a licensed real estate broker and compliance officer for Massachusetts Commission against Discrimination, were married in August at their home in Worcester, Mass.

The feature of the newlyweds includes a short bio of the couple and explains how the two fell in love.

“Jet magazine has an extensive legacy of covering the lives of LGBT African-Americans,” said GLAAD president Herndon Graddick in the press release. “This is yet another opportunity to applaud Jet magazine for continuing to highlight the diversity of the African-American community and to urge other media outlets to recognize that it’s these stories that help grow acceptance of our community and give a voice to LGBT people of color who are too often invisible in the media.”

“We are excited and honored to have our wedding featured in the historic yet ever-current Jet magazine,” said Ravi and Paris to GLAAD. “Long the hallmark in publishing news, culture, and events pertaining to the black American experience, Jet’s publishing of our union is historic.”

Jet featured its first lesbian wedding last year with the union of Nyema Vernon and Tenika Jackson.

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