20 Spectacular Photos of Cities Celebrating LGBTQ Pride Around the World – Business Insider

Revellers take part in a gay pride parade in Tel Aviv, Israel June 8, 2018.
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In this picture taken Sunday, May 13, 2018, Elias, 24, who goes by the stage name of Melanie Coxxx, applies make-up during Beirut Pride week at his home in Tabarja, Lebanon. 
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The US is far from the only country to recognize Pride. Worldwide, cities aim to highlight issues facing their queer communities through Pride celebrations throughout the year. Here’s how cities around the world have recognized Pride so far in 2018.

Gay and lesbian rights activists perform during the annual Gay Pride parade in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, June 17, 2018. AP
Protected by riot police in Kiev, Ukraine, drag queens in whimsical garb rode on parade floats on June 17.

See much more at businessinsider.com: LGBTQ Pride 2018: Photos of cities celebrating – Business Insider

People take part in the Pride day parade in the Queens borough of New York City, New York, U.S., June 3, 2018. Reuters
People take part in the Pride day parade in the Queens borough of New York City, New York, U.S., June 3, 2018.
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Stonewall Inn Owners: ‘This Is The Gay Church. This Is Where It All Began.’ | HuffPost


The bar now heralded as the launching point for the mainstream LGBTQ rights movement had, according to Kurt, fallen to the wayside and lost touch with its queer roots. So in 2006, in light of Stonewall going under, Kelly and a group of investors bought the property ― and revitalized it.Kurt Kelly and Stacy Lentz became the bar’s co-owners in 2006.

Read more about Kurt Kelly and Stacy Lentz saving an iconic place for the “gay rights” movement.

huffingtonpost.com: Stonewall Inn Owners: ‘This Is The Gay Church. This Is Where It All Began.’ | HuffPost

Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura

via Architectural Digest

The restaurant sits in the Gucci Museo, located at the Palazzo della Mercanzia between the Piazza della Signoria and the Piazza di San Firenze.

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Read and see more at ArchitecturalDigest.com:  FASHION Gucci Garden, a Combination Restaurant, Museum, Shop, Opens in Florence

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San Francisco Bay Area is a Nightmare – According to Science

The San Francisco Bay Area may be one of the most disaster-prone parts of the country.

How can that be “good for business”?

San Francisco Bay Area is riddled with fault lines (drawn in red) US Geological Survey
There are “seven significant fault lines” – shown in red – running through San Francisco and the Bay Area – US Geological Survey

I’ve been to San Francisco, taking a flight that arrived late at night.  I awoke the next morning to a “minor” earthquake, a low-sounding rumble that caused pictures on the walls to flop around, the door to open, creaking and moving, while I was scared out of my wits.

Beautiful city, but earthquakes – definitely not for me…

California's Antelope Valley freeway passes near folded layers of sediment above the San Andreas Fault. David McNew/Getty Images
California’s Antelope Valley freeway passes near folded layers of sediment above the San Andreas Fault. David McNew/Getty Images

…and wouldn’t driving by this every day be a constant reminder of looming disaster?

People who live in the area experience small earthquakes and shakes all the time. But those aren’t the rumbles that scare seismologists.

It’s the bigger, disastrous quakes scientists are really worried about.

And they say San Francisco is due for another soon.

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The New York Times recently estimated that more than 100 of the city’s tallest buildings (higher than 22 stories) have been built in areas with a “very high” chance of liquefaction in an earthquake.

Can you imagine being there for “The Big One”?  looking toward The Pyramid (TransAmerica Building) and other skyscrapers, watching them sway, crumble and collapse?  Then the hell-fires start with no way to put them out. 

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Marina district was hit hard by the 6.9 magnitude Loma Prieta Earthquake on October 17, 1989.  Otto Greule Jr /Getty

The Marina District was built on top of 19th century garbage used as landfill.  Some of the most expensive real estate in the US will be destroyed by earthquakes and the resulting fires.  How do they get homeowners insurance without it costing a fortune? 

 

Find out more about ALL the looming disasters – not just earthquakes – science says are in store for the “Tekkies” taking over San Francisco and the Bay Area at  businessinsider.com: San Francisco Bay Area is a nightmare, according to science – Business Insider

15 Things You Didn’t Know About 20ᵗʰ CENTURY FOX

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Published on Jan 20, 2018

 

In this Alux.com video we’ll try to answer the following questions:
Who founded 20ᵗʰ CENTURY FOX?
Who owns 20ᵗʰ CENTURY FOX?
How big is 20ᵗʰ CENTURY FOX?
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In Memoriam: The Tech That Died in 2017

Tech That Died in 2017

Bid farewell to the brands, gadgets, games, and technology that didn’t make it to 2018.

pcmag.com: In Memoriam: The Tech That Died in 2017

Top 10 Menswear Shows for Spring/Summer 2018 | Fashion Show Review, Menswear – Spring 2018 | BoF

Valentino Menswear Spring/Summer 2018
3. Valentino— designed by Pierpaolo Piccioli, PMFW
Watanabe Menswear Spring Summer 2018
7. Junya Watanabe— designed by Junya Watanabe, PMFW

In a season dominated by graphic logos and sportswear-inflected collections, these designers stood out in an increasingly homogenised crowd.

businessoffashion.com: Top 10 Menswear Shows for Spring/Summer 2018 | Fashion Show Review, Menswear – Spring 2018 | BoF

Trump Targets Legal Effort to Protect LGBT Workers From Bias

from Bloomberg.com

from Bloomberg.com

President Donald Trump’s administration put itself at odds with some of the country’s biggest companies by attacking a legal effort by civil rights groups that are seeking to ban workplace discrimination against gays and lesbians in the U.S.

Workers in many U.S. states can be fired for being gay

bloomberg.com: Trump Targets Legal Effort to Protect LGBT Workers From Bias