It seems like outrage over Starbucks cups is almost as much of a holiday tradition as crowded malls, Mariah Carey and sappy movie marathons. The coffee giant released a commercial earlier this month that showed different people enjoying the holidays, including two women who were obviously in love. Among other holiday motifs, it features two hands that could conceivably belong to a same-sex couple.
That's not surprising: the club, actually several bars and a hotel rolled into one sprawling complex, has become a definitive destination in Orlando, though not quite in the mold of Walt Disney World, just a minute drive away. At one of the Parliament House's bars, male dancers perform in little more than their skivvies. At another, a more rough-and-tumble Western-minded crowd holds sway.
At the same time, many people do not know Pride Month's origin, which honors the Stonewall riots--a demonstration which blazed the trail for activists across the country. There has been a lot of progress since then, but LGBT advocates are still working toward a future without discrimination in the workplace and beyond. Here are some powerful quotes from changemakers who are have contributed to the movement for LGBT equality:.
Anti-LGBT rhetoric and anti-gay slogans are themes, catchphrasesand slogans that have been used against homosexuality or other non-heterosexual sexual orientations and to demean lesbiangaybisexualand transgender LGBT people. They range from the demeaning and pejorative to those expressing negativity on religiousmedical, or moral grounds. It is a form of hate speech   which is illegal in countries such as the Netherlands,  Norway,  and Sweden. The rhetoric generally has an ideological basis in heterosexismand can be motivated by homophobiabiphobiaand transphobia.
We want to inspire you all not only as travelers, but as members of the LGBT community, so we have made a compilation of our favorite quotes to remind you to always keep your head up and your mind wide open. Travel inspires many emotions and over time great men and women have left us with inspirational quotes that have moved us and can be a driving force to remind us of the wonders that come with travel and experiencing new things in life. Here are some quotes to help keep your mind open and inspire you to make new memories, get out and travel.
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As London Pride hits the capital, we take a look at the best queer-friendly places around the world. Choosing a holiday destination can sometimes be a little more complex, however, with safety concerns a priority when selecting a break — homosexuality is still illegal in 72 countries around the world. Tel Aviv is famous for its queer nightlife and hosts an internationally respected Pride celebration funded by the government.
They said it couldn't be done! They were right! So we're running a tally of the 55 most tired retorts, truth-free truisms and tart one- liners from gay life instead! Based on an unrepresentative sample of drug- crazed Muscle Marys, Men Who Love Too Much Cologne and sad bitches with cold sores and nothing better to do than fill in questionnaires!
These memorable quotes from LGBT leaders—on everything from intersectionality to being an ally—will ring true all year round. We are coming home. It is not enough to tell us that one was a brilliant poet, scientist, educator, or rebel.