Australia welcomes the release of Yess, the new LGBTQIA friendly mobile app designed to help same sex couple find non-discriminatory service providers for their events. After arriving earlier this month, Yess assists users to plan their perfect wedding or event, using businesses that welcome people from all walks of life.
Founder and Managing Director of Yess, Jill Burgess says, “The idea of yess came to me back in December 2017 when I was starting to plan my own wedding after the ‘YES’ vote went through. I drove past the church my parents were married in and thought, ‘Wow, now for the first time in my life, I can get married.’ I then wondered if anyone in the LGBTQIA community wanted to get married in a church and how you would find out which churches would actually do it”.
“At the time, there was also some media attention around a business refusing to make wedding cakes for people in the LGBTQIA community, so from starting at churches we now have 22 provider categories and are launching with over 60 approved providers. I am now planning my wedding next month and I am already using the app to locate services and plan the event,” said Jill.
Numerous categories are covered within the application, including accommodation, bakers, beauty and hair stylists, caterers and much more. One of yess’ first providers to sign up was Australia’s premier marriage celebrant, Martin Moroney. “Yess is all about enabling gay couples to feel comfortable with the 62 per cent who said ‘yes’ and steer away from the 38 per cent who said ‘no’,” said Moroney.
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