Jayda. Age: 23.
Latest Issue. Past Issues. Yet surveying the various panel discussions left me confused. Gay people were once policed as criminal subversives, depicted in the popular culture as deviants, and pathologized by the medical establishment as mentally ill.
Layla. Age: 25.
Chick-fil-A no longer donates to controversial Christian charities after LGBTQ protests
Chick-fil-A said on Monday that it had stopped making charitable donations to the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, groups that have been widely criticized by advocates for lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender rights. The fast-food chain, a longtime target of L. Chick-fil-A had to cancel the opening of a restaurant at the Buffalo airport in March after local politicians objected to it, and it cut short its plans for a British expansion last month when activists organized a boycott of its first outlet there. The Salvation Army maintains that it serves people of all genders and sexual orientations.
Celia. Age: 30.
LGBT rights in Canada
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT rights in Canada are some of the most advanced in the Americas and in the world. Same-sex sexual activity has been lawful in Canada since June 27,when the Criminal Law Amendment Act also known as Bill C came into force upon royal assent. Canada has frequently been referred to as one of the most gay-friendly countries in the world, with its largest cities often named among the most gay-friendly cities in the world, and featuring their own gay areas and communities such as Toronto 's Church and Wellesley neighbourhood, Montreal 's Gay Village commercial districtVancouver 's Davie Village and Ottawa 's Bank Street Gay Village.
Pink money describes the purchasing power of the gay communityoften especially with respect to political donations. With the rise of the gay rights movementpink money has gone from being a fringe or marginalized market to a thriving industry in many parts of the Western world such as the United States and United Kingdom. This figure exceeded that held by Asian Americans while nearing that of both black and Hispanic Americans. The economic power of pink money has been seen as a positive force for the gay community, creating a kind of "financial self-identification " which helps gay and lesbian individuals feel like part of a community which values them.