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Well, just with pride month ending recently, there is a new company that shared their anti-gay remarks and it’s no one else than – Nivea.
Reportedly, during a phone meeting with FCB representatives, there was a concept of two men’s hands touching presented to them and one of the Nivea executives rejected it saying: “We don’t do gay at Nivea”. To be even worse, one of the members of the FCB creative team is gay.
FCB’s CEO did not make an official statement over it but told employees they would resign from the account when their contract expires at the end of this year.
Murray continued: “There comes a point in every long-term relationship when you reflect on what you’ve accomplished together and set your sails for where your journey will take you next, sometimes that journey ahead demands tough choices that lead down different paths.”
Nivea officials shared a statement after this saying: we don’t comment on unsubstantiated speculations” and proceeded in quoting their nondiscrimination policies.
Of course, this was not enough for people who received this news and many of them actually started boycotting the brand saying that they are shocked and outraged by their statement.
Many people say that there are no rights that the people of the LGBTQ community don’t have so there is no need to protest, but they couldn’t be more wrong. How about being treated as a human being and not feel threatened or getting attacked in public just for loving someone and people don’t like it? There are all sorts of things around us that many of us don’t like or wouldn’t like seeing but love between 2 adults is not one of those things that should be censored.
Today we follow a story from Barcelona, Spain, where a woman riding the subway totally lost it when she saw two women kissing. One of the girls, named Carla Gallén made a video of the whole thing and posted the lesbophone online.
Namely, you can see the woman, who btw is pushing a stroller, going crazy on the two girls using all kind of slur against the couple. Since the video is in Spanish, here is a part of what the homophobic woman was saying:
Carla says that the slurs went on for 10 minutes on a full train and no one even moved a finger.
“It is very easy to put ‘badges’ on the day of Pride, but LGBTQIA + people continue to suffer daily violence with this type of aggression.” – she continues.
She and her partner reported the incident to the police and also shared it to the Observatory Against Homophobia, a regional organization which monitors anti-LGBTQ discrimination. This happens only a few weeks after another video of a homophone in McDonalds in Barcelona threatened he will “kick the gay out of” a gay man during the Barcelona Pride Weekend.
DC Comics revealed that their upcoming superhero movie Birds of Prey will feature gay and lesbian characters. The movie will feature two “gay coded” villains Black Mask and Zsasz, a lesbian police detective named Renee Montoya and bisexual villain Harley Quinn.
The movie will be released in 2020, following the events of the Suicide Squad. To be specific, Batman has disappeared and left a group of female heroes to be defending Gotham City which includes: Black Canary, Huntress, and Det. Montoya. Harley Quinn, having left former lover The Jokes, also joins the group in order to protect a young girl who has a diamond that is sought by the crime lord Black Mask.
Harley Quinn’s character has come out as bisexual numerous times, of which most notably was her kiss with villain Poison Ivy, while detective Montoya was outed as a lesbian by the crime boss Two-Face in the 2000s Gotham Central comic series.
Actress Rosie Perez will be playing Det. Montoya who will reportedly be dating a woman played by comedian Ali Wong. It is expected the two of them to kiss onscreen, which has never before been shown in a Marvel movie and will represent a huge moment in pop culture.
From the male characters, Black Mask will be played by Ewan McGregor. His character is a villain who wears a dark skull mask and likes torturing his victims. He’s a serial killer whose body is covered in marks, as he carves a mark on his body for every new victim of his.
If all of this news is true, it will be a very welcomed change since in all of the last 23 Marvel movies there basically hadn’t been any queer representation.
You’ve probably heard the news about the “straight pride” that is being organized by Trump supporters in Boston, and you too probably rolled your eyes when you became aware that the parade is likely to go forward.
However, it turns out that some people did more than just roll their eyes.
Three organizers of the “straight pride” parade received ‘suspicious’ envelopes in their mail, and the packages weren’t marked with a return address. One of the organizers actually said that he could hear something shaking when handling them.
They called the cops, and a defuse squad was on the scene to investigate.
However, as it turns out, the packages were nothing more than a master trolling of the pointless parade.
You probably guessed it already:
The packages were being filled with glitter!
This is how Twitter reacted to it:
In addition to the glitter, the packages contained notes signed “Happy Pride” in the colors of the rainbow and Bible verses about compassion and love.
The two boys were bouncing out of their seats as a drag queen in a red outfit danced down the aisle and Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” blared from the speakers.
The family accidentally booked Virgin Atlantic’s #PrideFlight for their holiday, and they absolutely committed for what was on it!
Even though the plane was filled with celebrities and journalists, tickets were also available to the public.
Kerry Powell told DailyMail, however, that they knew that they were going to be on Pride Flight, as Virgin had phoned them in October and told them that their flight had been chosen to be Pride Flight.
They asked the family if they wanted to change flights, but they chose to be on the flight anyway.
Wow! We hope every flight can be as fun as this one!
In order to commemorate 50 years of the LGBTQ+ liberation movement and Worldpride, LEGOLAND New York will throw the World’s Smallest Pride Parade.
The tiny Pride Parade has been installed in LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Westchester in their MINILAND exhibit, which is a miniaturized replica of New York City built entirely with Legos.
The display was inspired by New York’s iconic pride parade, and it took 25 hours to build, sketch, conceptualize, and construct.
There are two floats in the “parade”. One of them says “Pride” and the other one says “Love”, and it also features a colorful Stonewall 50 mosaic that overlooks above the show. There are also clowns and unicorns who wave the Pride flags in celebration.
750 Lego bricks make up the Stonewall 50 mosaic, and the same amount is used for the entire parade below it.
Nicholas Hurst, LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester marketing executive told NBC News that the Pride Parade exhibit furthers the toy company’s mission to be inclusive of every child.
He said that playing is a universal way for every child and family to connect, and LEGOLAND Discovery center wants to make sure that all kids can come and not have any kind of stigma or judgement. They want every child to just be there and have a great time with their family and friends.
Willis Reifsnyder, the master model builder, compared the commitment to diversity to the building of the installation itself.
He said that there are approximately 60,000 different Lego elements in different shapes, sizes, and colors, and he said that each one is unique, is important, and serves a purpose.
Boston officials have approved the application that would allow the group called “Super Happy Fun America” to hold a “Straight Pride Parade” which is meant to counter the city’s LGBTQ Pride Parade.
So, the organizers of the “straight pride parade” are one step closer to actually holding the parade at the end of August.
The application has been sent by the president of Super Happy Fun America, John Hugo, and the group’s slogan is “it’s great to be straight”.
Hugo said at a press conference that they had a great meeting at city hall with a “bunch of wonderful professionals” who have assured them their date of August 31.
He added that they will have the parade, and it’s going to be a great time. They also invited anyone who wants to come, as long as they respect each other.
This is Page 1 of PERMIT APPLICATION STRAIGHT PRIDE PARADE:
Even though the city denied the group’s first request to hold the event at City Hall Plaza and have the “straight pride flag” raising and they still need approvals from the Boston Police Department and the city’s licensing board before receiving the parade permit, the group believes that the parade will take place.
They say that straight people “are an oppressed majority” and should be “included as equals among all of the other orientations”.
The organizers, expectedly, are linked with far-right movements and nationalist protests.
Super Happy Fun America announced that the parade’s “grand marshal” will be former Breitbart editor and far-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulous.
Many brands, celebrities, and politicians have expressed their opinions about the “Straight Pride Parade” since it was announced.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said that whatever outside groups may try to do, their values won’t change. He also said that he invites each and every person to stand with them and show that love will always prevail, even though he added that Boston cannot deny Super Happy Fun America’s public event application over disagreements with the organizers’ values and beliefs.
Many queer people have had their great gay awakenings in their lives, and there’s always that one moment that sparked the awakening.
BuzzFeed recently asked the gay people of their community to share what sparked their gay awakenings, and their replies did not disappoint.
Check out some of the replies below, and feel free to share your own great gay awakening in the comments below:
1. Chris Evans in Fantastic Four
2. The ‘Jennifer’s Body’ scene where Megan Fox and Amanda Seyfried make out
3. Princes Leia
4. Chris Evans, whipped cream, Not Another Teen Movie
5. Dylan O’Brien in Teen Wolf
6. Brie Larsson and Scarlett Johansson in pretty much every Marvel movie