DUBAI not my final destination | Dubai, UAE | Dubai not for me. Spend your money where our community is respected, tolerated, welcomed and accepted. I choose to cancel my stay in Dubai and the UAE. Principle and safety issues, that I will not discuss publicly have made me come to this decision, together wit the request and advice of loved ones, followers and colleagues. Being part of a first world country is more than oil, luxury brands, real state developments, and high risers. It is to learn to live in a global world with tolerance and respect to all walks of life. At least that is my attitude in life. That is way I choose not to stay in Dubai, promote it or spend my money were Gays and Lesbians are not welcomed. It is your choice. Be Loud and Be Proud. And for those companies we all know that I will not mention including an Airlines, and very well stablished hotel chain, stop taking the money of the LGBT community when you are not willing to treat them with the respect they deserve. Pink Money is overridden. Respect Dubai and UAE is the new pink. Live from DUBAI Airport. CM
DINKs vs. DIWKs ( Gay Marketing ) • Words define us and our behaviors, and as so, they mutate over the years along in sync with the society, the culture and the reality that surround us, becoming sometimes outdated and obsolete allowing new models to develop. Well this is the case of DIWKs. Both acronyms portrait how our society is changing over the time and therefore the consumption patterns of the Gay and Lesbian community worldwide. DINKs ( Double Income No Kids ) is commonly used in reference to Gay and Lesbian couples who are childless and able to afford a more expensive consumer lifestyle than heterosexual couples. Worldwide, Pink Money is valued at £350 billion across a variety of sectors — especially entertainment and consumer goods. But the question raises to… what happens now with the DIWKs ( Double Income With Kids ). ? when strictly referring to the GLBT market segment. Will our consuming behavior develop to be same as the heterosexual couples ? or not ?…. This is a question that will, once again, differentiate minorities in times where rights are becoming equal for everyone, at least in the Western World.
The economic power of Pink Money has been seen as a force positive 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.