With each passing year, the LGBT community's voice grows stronger. Gay pride month is upon us, and along with Philadelphia's pride celebration comes the month-long focus on what makes this community special. Below are some of the big stories that have started off this great month.
2014 LGBT-Friendly Cities Announced
Just in time for pride month, Vocativ announced the 10 most LGBT-friendly cities across the country. Read the story here.
“The Queer Index shows just how fast LGBT rights and public opinion about that community are changing—and not just in big metro areas, but also increasingly in smaller cities throughout the country."
Nordstrom Continues LGBT Support
As one of the first to adopt LGBT-friendly policies, Nordstrom continues its support by posting an LGBT photo on instagram. Read more here.
"We feel the next step in this journey is to now support freedom to marry, also called marriage equality."
New Gender-Neutral Online Retailer Launched
This past month, Dyke Outfitters launched their website, making it easy for anyone to buy gender-neutral clothing without having to search through the racks hoping for something to fit. Read more on the launch here.
"We hope our collection of clothing makes shopping for gay women clothing a more positive experience rather than searching the mall where sizes do not cater to lesbian women. Unfortunately, we are limited to what is available in the current marketplace. As our company grows, it is our goal to manufacture our own line of gay women clothing."
Hallmark Launches LGBT E-Cards
Just in time for Father's Day, Hallmark launched its new e-card line featuring same-sex couples. View them here.
"For the first time ever, Hallmark is offering a same-dad Father’s Day e-card. The GIF was released along with a series of four others titled “Lover is Wherever,” by transgender artist Kylie Wu."
Hillary Clinton Defends Gay Marriage Views
Clinton responds to accusations that her change on gay marriage is purely political. Read the article and watch the video here.
"I think you are trying to say that I used to be opposed [to gay marriage], and now I am in favor, and I did it for political reasons. And that’s just flat wrong."