Posts tagged equal rights

Tolerance – A Tricky Word

Tolerance is a tricky word. Actually, its meaning is very straightforward, but when put into a social perspective in the modern age, it doesn’t really mean what we believe it means.

According to the dictionary, tolerance is:

The ability or willingness to tolerate the existence of opinions or behaviour that one dislikes or disagrees with.
The capacity to endure continued subjection to something such as a drug or environmental conditions without adverse reaction.

And yet, people often ask for #tolerance – tolerate the immigrants, tolerate the LGBTQ community, tolerate the conservatives, tolerate the Leavers/Remainers, etc. The list is virtually endless. We use this word mostly when we mean understanding, acceptance or “as you were”.

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Christopher Street Day 2016 LGBT Munich Pride

Every year Munich celebrates Christopher Street Festival, an event dedicated to the LGBT community in our city. It culminates with the Munich Pride march, which this year was particularly interesting.

As usual, the parade was colorful, loud and filled up with hundreds of smiles. The music was boosting from the vehicles and the rainbow flags were waved high and proud. But what made it particularly interesting, was the fact that there were more people attending and watching than any other Munich Pride we have attended.

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