A text message between the editor of a wedding magazine and a photographer has revealed the publication's refusal to include homosexual couples on its cover.
Photographer Lara Hotz noted that White magazine did not make any reference to gay couples during the 2017 postal survey, so she contacted her editor.
"I could not find any content about same-sex marriage that they have ever posted, nor any comments from them about it," he told Daily Mail Australia.
A text message (right) between the editor (left) of a wedding magazine and a photographer has revealed the secret refusal of the publication to present homosexual couples on its cover
Ms. Hotz, whose images have adorned the cover many times before, said she felt safe to bring up the subject given her previous relationship with the magazine.
But when the editor did not respond, she approached again, only to receive a blatant rejection through the text, which said that the magazine would not include homosexual couples.
In the text message, which was seen by AAP, they told Mrs. Hotz & # 39; we are not sharing weddings of the same sex (sic) at this time & # 39;
Ms. Hotz, who is married to her female partner, said she feels discriminated against and belittled by the policy previously not expressed by White.
"I imagine that most LGBTQI people would feel hurt for not being represented equally or for nothing," he told AAP on Thursday.
Separately, many advertisers, photographers, cameramen and celebrants have also taken to social networks to share stories about their interactions with White.
Publicist and photographer Ona Janzen was surprised to hear that White refused to cover homosexual weddings.
"If I had known that they are not compatible with SSM, I would not have chosen to spend a good portion of my marketing funds on their magazine, on principle," he told AAP on Thursday.
Ms. Hotz, whose images have adorned the cover many times before, said she felt safe to bring up the subject given her previous relationship with the mag.
Ms. Janzen said that "it does not feel right" that a same-sex couple can subscribe to the magazine and not know that it does not support equality in marriage.
Ms. Hotz insists that she is not trying to force White to think like her. She simply wants the "influential" magazine to be open about her position so that people are informed before buying the magazine or publicizing it.
The photographer says that most people in the industry endorse the right of same-sex couples to marry.
The expert in advertising and eco-weddings Sandra Henri was disappointed with the "silence" of White on the day when the result of the postal survey was announced in mid-November.
"The silence has continued since then," he told AAP.
Ms. Hots, whose photograph appears frequently in the magazine (in the photo), says she wants the "influential" magazine to be open about her position
Ms. Henri challenged White to have a trial period of & # 39; diversity & # 39; in the magazine.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted White magazine for comments.
On its website, the publication states that it is "obsessed with changing the nuptial culture to return the meaning to marriage."
Ms. Hotz said the problem is more than just a difference of opinion between White Magazine and her.
"This is a problem among hundreds of wedding professionals who want answers," he said.