Kirsten Palladino

Editorial Director + Cofounder, Equally Wed

Kirsten Palladino is an award-winning editor, writer, activist and educator with 16 years experience in the publishing industry and eight of those have been focused on the wedding industry. She’s the co-founder and editorial director of, the world’s leading digital LGBTQ+ wedding magazine, and the author of EQUALLY WED: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO PLANNING YOUR LGBTQ+ WEDDING (Hachette Book Group, 2017).

She’s the creator of the term “equality-minded weddings” and the founder of the Wedding Equality Alliance ( As an activist and an educator, Kirsten works with companies small and large to become more equality-minded and sensitive to the needs of their diverse employees and clientele.

Kirsten has been profiled on CNN and in The New York Times. Her work has appeared in Washington Post, Entrepreneur, ARTNews magazine, Art & Antiques, The Knot, Executive Traveler, the Huffington Post, and more. As an expert on weddings, especially for same-sex, trans and queer couples, Palladino is frequently interviewed by media outlets such as The Los Angeles Times, MSN, ABC, The New York Times, CNN, Brides magazine, The Advocate magazine, Curve magazine and more.