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Travel group: A Mexico vacation can save gay teens from suicide

By John Byrne
Thursday, November 18, 2010 13:07 EDT
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An event planning company has decided to target the gay market, by announcing that they’ll help plan gay and lesbian weddings in Mexico.

That’s not the story, however.

The event planning group released a bizarre press release that actually trumpeted gay teen suicides as part of the reason why homosexuals may wish to embark on a Mexican getaway.

“We believe that everyone must be supported in building stable, empowering, and respectful relationships,” a company executive is quoted a saying. “In light of the recent trends of gay teen suicide and bullying happening in the U.S., where most of our clients reside, it is our obligation to demonstrate that happy, committed relationships do exist and are possible for everyone.”

The entirety of the executive’s quote, according to a press release obtained by Raw Story, is “At EM Vallarta, we support the idea that marriage creates stable, committed unions. We believe that everyone must be supported in building stable, empowering, and respectful relationships. In light of the recent trends of gay teen suicide and bullying happening in the U.S., where most of our clients reside, it is our obligation to demonstrate that happy, committed relationships do exist and are possible for everyone. By providing a flawless destination wedding experience to our couples, we can do just that. No other destination wedding company can provide the support, understanding, best cross-cultural experience, personalization, customization, intimate understanding of your vision, than we can,’ said Barbara Fancsik, managing partner and senior event planner at Eventful Moments Vallarta.”‘

Eventful Moments Vallarta describes itself on its website as a “full service wedding, special events and catering company.”

The company’s full press release follows.

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EVENTFUL MOMENTS VALLARTA GROWS WEDDING SERVICES
TO INCLUDE GLBT COUPLES
Oldest and Largest Destination Wedding/Event Planning Company Supports Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Ceremonies and Weddings

DALLAS – Nov. 17, 2010 – Eventful Moments Vallarta (EM Vallarta) announced today it will expand its wedding services to grow and support gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) couples who are seeking destination wedding and event planning services in the Puerto Vallarta region, and throughout select locations in Mexico. The majority of the company’s business will remain targeted at mainstream weddings, but will now provide an additional focus supporting the GLBT community, their rights for marriage, and a full-service destination wedding offering. The company is one of the only companies in the Puerto Vallarta area that offers full-service destination wedding and event and p lanning services for the GLBT market, and has been doing so since its inception in 2003.

“We feel it is our responsibility to offer our wedding services to couples who are willing to commit their lives together, regardless of sexual preference. We will continue to support the institute of marriage, whether it be between a man and a woman, a man and a man, or a woman and a woman. What’s important to us is to offer couples a destination wedding experience like none other, to make their wedding day the most memorable day of their life,” said Zac Campbell, president and founder of Eventful Moments Vallarta. “It’s unfortunate that not every wedding planning service in the area supports this idea.”

Eventful Moments Vallarta is the oldest and largest, American-owned, destination wedding and event planning company in Puerto Vallarta with offices in Mexico and the United States. The company provides full-service design, logistics, planning and catering all under one roof, providing a single point of contact for those wishing to coordinate a destination wedding in Mexico.

“At EM Vallarta, we support the idea that marriage creates stable, committed unions. We believe that everyone must be supported in building stable, empowering, and respectful relationships. In light of the recent trends of gay teen suicide and bullying happening in the U.S., where most of our clients reside, it is our obligation to demonstrate that happy, committed relationships do exist and are possible for everyone. By providing a flawless destination wedding experience to our couples, we can do just that. No other destination wedding company can provide the support, u nderstanding, best cross-cultural experience, personalization, customization, intimate understanding of your vision, than we can,” said Barbara Fancsik, managing partner and senior event planner at Eventful Moments Vallarta.

About Eventful Moments Vallarta

Eventful Moments is the largest and oldest, full-service destination wedding/event planning company, based out of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Eventful Moments is the only full-service, food-centric, wedding/event planning company that provides design, logistics, planning and catering all under one roof for U.S. and Canadian clients. The company works with clients who want a unique and memorable wedding or event that is customized to meet their vision, within an appropriate budget. Services range from venue selection, assistance with accommodations, planning leading up to the event, menu development, and full event design, production and management. EM Vallarta offers services throughout the Bay of Banderas region (Puerto Vallarta), Cabo San Lucas, San Miguel d’Allende, and the Mayan Riviera (Cozumel, Playa del Carmen and Cancun). The company also has U.S. offices in Dallas, Texas. For more information, please visit us on our website at www.em-vallarta.com.

 
 
 
 
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