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LGBT: Caring for the elder community

January 12, 2021 | Atilla Tiriyaki
Over the years, many brave individuals have stood up, spoken out, and through their actions directly helped to improve the laws that impact the lives of so many LGBTQ+ community members worldwide. Many of these brave pioneers and advocates are now considered elderly, with some likely needing support or care in the later years of their lives. What does eldercare look like for them, and what are the potential obstacles that they might face?....click to read more

Inclusive Care: Tips for providing care for the elder LGBTQ+ community

January 12, 2021 | Atilla Tiriyaki
With the number of people aged 65 and over set to double by 2050 and tailored care services and facilities lacking for those from the LGBTQ+ community, what measures and steps can conventional care providers take to become more inclusive? And what would it take for LGBTQ+ individuals to seek out traditional care facilities and services?....click to read more

Destination Taipei

December 27, 2020 | Atilla Tiriyaki
A modern bustling city, Taipei is full of contemporary and traditional Asian architecture where you are never too far away from a park or green space. Taipei is known as the 'City of Azaleas' given the beautiful and colourful flowering shrubs that can be found throughout the city. From fine dining, shopping for luxury and designer clothes to traditional night markets, museums, and fantastic street food, you can find it all in this amazing Asian city....click to read more

2021: What might we expect?

December 14, 2020 | Peter Williams
After a challenging 2020, what might we hope for in 2021? A permanent change to the workplace, changes in social behaviour, improved equality, the removal of fake-news from our daily news feeds and changes to the way politicians and politics work around the world. Let’s take some time to explore what 2021 might look like....click to read more

LGBTQ+ Focus: World Popular Destinations

November 16, 2020 | Atilla Tiriyaki
Top-ten most traveled destinations in 2019 and how they fair for members of the LGBTQ+ community. With Coronavirus vaccines on the horizon, international travel will likely resume in 2021 and with it, allowing us to again begin dreaming and planning of visiting faraway places. Many of the popular destinations offer visitors stunning views, excitement, history, and entertainment; however, how do the governments of those countries treat members of the community?....click to read more

Destination Madrid

November 1, 2020 | Atilla Tiriyaki
¡Vale Madrid! Known as el Foro (the forum), a term that originated from ancient times, as it was a place in which people would come to gather. A vibrant, welcoming, and architecturally stunning landscape, Madrid is probably one of the most understated cities in the world. Visitors are often left in awe of its beauty, with its green open places, historic buildings, fun nightlife, and welcoming people. For those that have visited Madrid, usually, they come away in love with all that the city has to offer....click to read more

Destination NYC

October 19, 2020 | Atilla Tiriyaki
Very few cities in the world are truly iconic and recognisable by so many of its landmarks. NYC is always in the top-ten most visited cities in the world for good reasons, home to many diverse cultures and great attractions that are frequently featured in films and tv shows. The city of dreams offers visitors and residents alike a lot of fun things to do that there is never enough time to see and do them all....click to read more

Ancient Gays: LGBT throughout history

October 25, 2020 | Atilla Tiriyaki
Some believe that more people are identifying as LGBTQ+ than ever before, often calling it a fad, trend, or just a sign of the times; however, history shows that the community has existed for thousands of years. Many LGBTQ+ members often played important roles within their communities, societies, and in history. The past hundred years have seen reforms in the laws and rights of many within the community, but what was life like for members of the community hundreds or even thousands of years ago?....click to read more

Destination Singapore

October 4, 2020 | Atilla Tiriyaki
Singapore, the “Garden city”, has a modern infrastructure, clean streets and contemporary architecture. Though Singapore is a financial powerhouse and a connection hub to other parts of Asia and Australasia, there is a lot more to this city than just its location or economy. Singapore has a lot to offer visitors, certainly more than a city break or short stopover....click to read more

LGBTQ+: Love across borders

October 11, 2020 | Atilla Tiriyaki
Practical tips when falling in love with someone from a different country. With high-speed internet available around the world and international air travel much more affordable, falling in love with someone thousands of miles away is becoming a frequently common occurrence. For people that do fall in love, what practical steps can they take to make the process of living together in the future a lot easier?....click to read more

Destination Paris

September 20, 2020 | Atilla Tiriyaki
Paris is the capital of one of the world's most LGBTQ+-friendly cities and countries, France. Paris is nicknamed 'the city of lights', and is steeped in history and beauty. Whether you are looking for romantic strolls along the River Seine, walking past the many majestic buildings, bridges and monuments or spending your day shopping for designer and chic clothing, Paris has a lot to offer visitors....click to read more

LGBTQ+ Representation: Are TV and films doing enough?

September 27, 2020 | Atilla Tiriyaki
Over the past 50 years, there has been a slow and steady increase in the number of vocal and proud LGBTQ+ actors and actresses. With more TV shows and films creating lead characters and an increase in the number of supporting roles, the community is becoming better represented; however, how close is the entertainment industry's representation of the community when it comes to real-life?....click to read more

Introducing inclusive language

September 6, 2020 | Peter Williams
Whether it is a greeting, or how we address an individual, what we say and how we say it can have a significant impact on our customers and their perception of our business. A few poorly chosen words or an inappropriate greeting can offend and ultimately result in businesses losing customers. By making a number of small, but simple changes can often be the difference between giving a good or great customer experience....click to read more

Pride 2020: Taking part by going online

September 13, 2020 | Atilla Tiriyaki
2020 has been a challenging year for everyone, especially for those that organise the many annual pride events and marches around the world. With mandated lockdowns restricting people’s ability to attend events, organisers, through the resilience of the community have found new ways to help people come together and celebrate Pride online. Online Pride has had a mixed response from the community; however, going forward, is there an opportunity to create online content and participation for future events long after the pandemic?....click to read more

Business: Accepting cryptocurrencies

August 23, 2020 | Peter Williams
With many well-known companies and even governments endorsing and developing solutions for cryptocurrencies, are there any opportunities for small-to-medium sized businesses to accept cryptocurrencies as a method of payment today?....click to read more

Politicising the vulnerable

August 30, 2020 | Atilla Tiriyaki
Throughout history, warlords, kings, and politicians have mobilised support for their plans by angering the masses through weaponising religions, ethnicity, beliefs and sexuality, often creating hatred for small groups and minorities. Sadly, even in these modern times, these tactics and approaches are still being used; however, how does this approach benefit politicians?....click to read more


what3words: Three words that save a lot of time

August 6, 2020 | Peter Williams
With billions of physical addresses worldwide, similar or the same sounding street names and complicated longitude and latitude coordinates, how easy is it to communicate your location or find your customer's address?....click to read more


I Believe in Me

August 16, 2020 | Atilla Tiriyaki
Who believes in you? Knows all of your strengths and weaknesses, believes that you can do anything you put your mind to and through your actions can change the world around you? I know the answer, do you?....click to read more

Business: Strategies for dealing with Karens and Kevins

July 26, 2020 | Peter Williams
Take me to your manager, and you will be hearing from my lawyer are common phrases used by the famous Karen or Kevin, however, what are the signs that you are dealing with a Karen and Kevin? How can you distinguish them from customers with genuine complaints? And what can you do to protect your business?....click to read more

The LGBT Ideology Narrative
August 3, 2020 | Atilla Tiriyaki
They look like you, sound like you and come from similar backgrounds as you. They can be found everywhere, be one of your friends, family, and those you love the most. So, coming from everywhere and not belonging to a single race, religion or gender, how different are the views and beliefs of the LGBT community compared to their heterosexual peers?....click to read more

COVID-19: Ideas to help your business survive
April 6, 2020 | Peter Williams
The COVID-19 pandemic has sent shockwaves around the world, with many business owners and employees unsure what the future has in store for them, and whether they will be able to survive in the long run. Necessity is the mother of invention, so let us look at several ideas/strategies to help you and your business....click to read more

2020 Worldwide LGBTQ+ Equality
April 6, 2020 | Atilla Tiriyaki
Thankfully we live in an age where countries are successfully repealing or even updating antiquated laws. Unfair laws, that no longer represented the views of the majority and which for many years were creating inequalities for specific groups across communities. When governments appeal or amend these laws, they are sending clear statements, signalling that the country as a whole is becoming more accepting and tolerant of people regardless of age, race, gender or any other way that they wish to live their lives. So, in 2020, how do countries score in terms of equality around the world?....click to read more

Elder Gays: help to combat loneliness
April 6, 2020 | Atilla Tiriyaki
With an estimated one-third of the world’s LGBTQ+ population over the age of 50, are we doing enough to represent and help ageing members of the community? ....click to read more

Throuples: the new norm?
April 6, 2020 | Atilla Tiriyaki
With increased references to throuples in films, television and coverage by the mainstream media, what is and makes a throuple?....click to read more

Promiscuous Equation
April 6, 2020 | Atilla Tiriyaki
With vast numbers of the LGBTQ+ community using the various tailored smartphone apps, there is a perception that monogamous relationships are not the norm amongst the community, and LGBTQ+ individuals are more accepting of open or commitment-free relationships....click to read more

Are the youth losing hope?
April 6, 2020 | Atilla Tiriyaki
In an age full of negativity, reports of world shortages, climate change, rising unemployment, yo-yo economies, pandemics and wars taking the lives of so many across the globe, are the youth of today losing hope?....click to read more

Destination United Kingdom
February 11, 2020 | Atilla Tiriyaki
Discover the real United Kingdom from the Jurassic Coast in Dorset to the Scaleber Foss falls in Yorkshire, the UK is steeped in history, natural beauty and experiences that will make you fall in love with these magical isles. Our guide is packed full of cost-saving tips and the many ways of getting you around the UK, helping to make your trip affordable as well as memorable....click to read more

Distractions creating inequality
February 11, 2020 | Atilla Tiriyaki
Impeachments, Brexit, North Korea, economic inequality, unemployment: Are the crazy times we are living in distracting people from discovering what is going on around them?....click to read more

The rise of malicious spam
February 11, 2020 | Atilla Tiriyaki
Unsolicited Spam or Scam mail has been around for a long time, however over the past five years the messages are getting darker and more frightening, but what do you do if you receive a malicious spam message?....click to read more

LGBTQ+ Strong Together
February 11, 2020 | Atilla Tiriyaki
With 25% of the world’s LGBTQ+ community living in countries where their sexuality is considered illegal, where gender expression is not permitted and now with rumours that minority groups feel underrepresented, is there a risk of splintering within the representative groups and associations?....click to read more

Verified Gay Apps
February 11, 2020 | Atilla Tiriyaki
Several LGBTQ+ applications are considering the introduction of a process that verifies the identity of the users on their service, however, could this measure designed to combat deception and serious crimes, potentially alienate vulnerable members of the community?....click to read more

Are big corporations doing enough?
September 4, 2019 | Atilla Tiriyaki
Over the years, it has become the new norm to see big corporations publicly showing support for the LGTBQ+ community. From products featuring the LGBTQ+ flag to large donations to LGBTQ+ related charities, corporations are showing their support in a very public and progressive way; however, could more be done?....click to read more

Outing: Wrong or Right?
September 4, 2019 | Atilla Tiriyaki
You step outside of the nightclub to get some fresh air when you see a well-known male celebrity kissing another man, an individual who is respected and is thought by many to be straight, what do you do?....click to read more

Tips for Coming Out
September 4, 2019 | Atilla Tiriyaki
We have all seen and heard of moving coming out stories, of families rejoicing at the news of their child revealing their true identity, though it may be true for some, for many, it is one of the scariest experiences of their lives. The fear of hurting the ones we love the most by sharing something personal to us and changing the way people to see us. Though it is scary, many of us know that living our true lives and being honest with those that matter to us is important, so with a little planning, you can make the whole process a lot less daunting....click to read more

Destination: Argentina
September 4, 2019 | Atilla Tiriyaki
The Paris of the South America and the silver coast, it is understandable why more tourists are discovering this beautiful and diverse country. With an average of 590 thousand visitors arriving from Europe and 307 thousand coming from the USA and Canada each year, Argentina is growing in popularity as a travel destination. Fuelled by a diverse landscape and low costs, Argentina is firmly becoming a favourite for people looking for an alternative to the traditional beach vacation....click to read more

Aparadiso: the land of the free
September 4, 2019 | Atilla Tiriyaki
With over a quarter of the world’s LGBTQ+ population living in countries in which same-sex relationships are deemed illegal under the law, should there be a place that is welcoming and a safe haven for members of the global community escaping persecution?....click to read more

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