In late January, during the Polar Vortex that held America by the throat with an icy grasp, a picture of a man wearing a massive coat with his hood up while battling his way through a snowstorm went viral. How could an individual in this freezing weather, the tweet suggested, be drinking an iced coffee? But none of that matters, after all; what was clear to the corner of the Internet known as Gay Twitter, and to the site Gay Star Newswas that this man was just exercising his rights—nay, his duty —as a gay man to drink iced coffee.
Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which means it is time to embark on a modern American holiday tradition: over-analyzing seasonally available Starbucks cups for signs of liberal nefariousness. Starbucks has produced holiday cups for 20 years. Some have come and gone with little commotion, but others have drawn the ire of conservatives for what some have seen as a secular design scheme that failed to show proper respect for Christianity.
Last year Starbucks announced its support for Washington's state's referendum backing gay marriage, and in response the National Organization for Marriage launched a boycott of the coffee chain. Was Schultz taken aback? Not in the least.
You know what really gets my goat? That being said, the new Starbucks cup has turned me gay. I was already bisexual, so it could be argued it wouldn't take much to tip me to either side, but this new holiday cup is SO gay, I couldn't resist Starbucks' devious and alluring invitation. Here's a picture of the cup
More than corporations, including many of America's best-known companies, are urging the U. Supreme Court to rule that federal civil rights law bans job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. In their brief, the companies argued that a uniform federal rule is needed to protect LGBTQ employees equally in all 50 states.
Starbucksan American coffee company and coffeehouse chainhas been the subject of multiple controversies. Starbucks' chief financial officer CFO appeared before the Public Accounts Committee in November and admitted that the Dutch government granted a special tax rate to their European headquarters, which the UK business pays royalties to. Regarding Starbucks' frequent reports of loss in the UK, the CFO told the committee that Starbucks are "not at all pleased" about their financial performance in the UK.
In Marchthe National Organization for Marriage instituted a "Dump Starbucks" boycott because of the company's support of gay marriage. Investor-analyst Tom Stauber attributed his disappointment in Starbucks SBUX stock to this boycott, according to the shareholders' meeting transcript. Starbucks stock and dividends rose 7.
Against a white background, created in thread, are two men standing together, one with glasses and the other wearing a red stocking cap, separated by only a heart. He aimed to create a cup that would be classic enough to stand the test of time, fresh looking so that it would feel of the moment, be celebratory, but also encompass all that Pride means. Pride rally, which took place a month after the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City, was raided by police on June 28, In those early morning hours, a riot began when gay, lesbian and transgender people and drag queens resisted arrest — and a movement was born.
It's just the next chapter in the unending drama that is Starbucks-holiday-cup, which was criticized by some in past years for not adequately honoring Christmas. We're loving Starbucks' new festive ad with a lesbian couple. Can someone draw us a LadyGaga cup please?