Celebrate your same-sex marriage with Amnesty
In March 2014, marriage rights in England and Wales were extended to same-sex couples. As of December, marriage for same-sex couples was legalised in Scotland.
We're thrilled - this represents a huge step in the journey towards equal rights for LGBTI people in the UK.
We'd like to invite you to celebrate your same-sex marriage with us and help continue advancing rights for LGBTI people around the world.
There are two ways to support us at your wedding:
- Switch the traditional gift list for an online donation list
- Collect funds at your wedding via special favours for cash donations
Feel free to contact us to find out the best way to support Amnesty at your special occasion.
Instead of getting a new toaster and another set of wine glasses, why not offer your wedding guests the chance to make a real difference by supporting our human rights work.
It can be hassle-free! Just set up an online equivalent of a wedding gift list by creating a JustGiving page and direct your guests there on your invitations. Friends and family can then make a donation to the page rather than buying gifts.
Remind your guests closer to the big day, and let us know if you need anything from us!
Alternatively - or as well - you can order free wedding favour cards and envelopes to place on your wedding tables, by your guests' place settings.
All these items are free. Just follow the links below for more information and to order. Get in touch if you have any questions.
- Wedding envelope: Small donation envelope for your wedding. Size: 12.5cm x 9cm
- Wedding favours table card: Designed for a wedding or civil partnership place settings. Size: 12cm x 9cm
- Gift Aid donation envelopes: Make your donation go further with our Gift Aid donation envelopes
- JustGiving business cards: Ideal if you are planning on setting up a JustGiving page. Size: 8.5cm x 5.5cm
We'll keep defending LGBTI rights globally
This is a time to celebrate how far rights have come for people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI). There’s still progress to be made but we’re on the right track.
Unfortunately, the same isn’t true for LGBTI people in other parts of the world. In Belarus, Ihar Tsikhanyuk, an openly gay man and LGBTI activist, was arrested shortly after trying to register an LGBT organisation. At the police station he was punched repeatedly by police officers. He was then verbally abused for being gay, and threatened with more violence. Amnesty supporters wrote to the Belarussian authorities in November demanding an investigation into this.
'I don’t want to hide myself. I live openly. It is not easy in Belarus, but I want to show people that I am a person like everybody. With my example I want to show that it is possible to live openly.'
We'll be happy to help with any questions you may have about supporting Amnesty at your wedding - and to do what we can to help your big day support gay and lesbian rights for others around the globe.
Phone: 020 7033 1777