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Virgin Trains shuts down critics of its rainbow logo in best possible

first_imgJune is Pride Month in the US, but the season is increasingly being celebrated around the world.Increasingly, corporates are using the month to demonstrate their support for LGBTI causes. The likes of American Airlines, United Airlines and Dow Chemical have all turned their logos on social media rainbow colored.Predictably, such actions prompt a handful of negative comments from some social media followers – which is where the dedicated corporate can stand out from the crowd. Step forward Virgin Trains East Coast.Virgin, headed by Richard Branson, operates on two of the UK’s biggest train lines in the country (East Coast and West Coast).Virgin Trains East Coast turned its logo rainbow colored on Facebook last week.‘To celebrate #PrideMonth, we’ve changed our Social Media logos to show our support. We’re sponsoring York Pride on 9th June and recently launched our #Trainbow livery. We believe everyone should be able to love who they want, and be who they truly are.’‘Decent human beings’The announcement promoted hundreds of comments. Some were negative, but whoever was in charge of their social media was having none of it.Virgin Trains East Coast recently lost its franchise agreement with the UK government. The line will be renationalized later this month. Perhaps losing its franchise has emboldened some of its social media team!‘Well I suppose when you’re just about to have your franchise taken away from you, what better way to react than with a pointless publicity stunt to show how hip and modern you are,’ asked Rory Hand on Facebook.‘Yes, supporting the rights of people in the LGBTQ+ community is just a publicity stunt, and not because we’re decent human beings Rory with a large and diverse workforce,’ replied Virgin social media operative ‘KM’.‘I should have thought you ought to be concentrating on running your train service,’ said David Hodkinson.‘We can support basic human rights for all while running our train service David. It’s called multi-tasking. ^KM’ replied Virgin. A Virgin Train decorated in rainbow colors for Pride season in the UK (Photo: Virgin) eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) GAYSTARNEWS- Skittles release funny, yummy clips to celebrate Pride monthLaptop company Lenovo makes pro-LGBTI video and people think it’s got rid of the backspace keyLGBTQ – eTurboNews (eTN)Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/virgin-trains-rainbow-pride/ ‘Whoever is responding to these comments needs to be made CEO immediately’The overwhelming response to the rainbow logo was positive.‘Whoever is responding to these comments needs to be made CEO immediately. Love that it’s an actual human response and not a faceless pre thought out copy and paste reply. All the love ’ said Louise Avery.‘Brilliant Virgin Trains. I’m not gay but a lot of friends are and this is an amazing idea. All the haters on here should be ashamed of themselves. It’s s because of people like them there are so many problems in the world,’ said Julie Williams.Virgin Trains East Coast is supporting York Pride, England, this Saturday. Virgin Trains has also added rainbows to some of its Pendolinos, as part of its #Trainbow and #RideWithPride campaigns. Look out for them across the network this summer.Great seeing @VirginTrains new #Trainbow Pride inspired livery on their East Coast route. Fantastic visibility for their support of LGBT+ employees, customers and diverse communities. #Pride2018 #LoveIsLove pic.twitter.com/ihT0wwfYjM— Thomas Anderson (@ThomasIAnderson) June 4, 2018Virgin Trains East Coast operated the East Coast line in conjunction with Stagecoach. However, after reporting huge losses, the companies had their franchise agreement with the UK government terminated three years early. Virgin Trains West Coast operations remain unaffected.See alsoAmerican Airlines gives brilliant response to Twitter critic of rainbow logo The social media team with Virgin Trains East Coast in the UK have responded to all the negative comments they’ve received about the company’s embrace of Pride Month. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us .last_img read more

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first_img Top Stories CB Jonte Green jumped the route for a nice interception, see for yourself… #CardsCamp pic.twitter.com/2TjB1DNtee— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) August 13, 2015 Palmer to @Jwalk_back12 for a TOUCHDOWN!#CardsCamp https://t.co/tmgna31OC4— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) August 12, 2015 Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Members of the secondary wait for the snap during Arizona Cardinals training camp Aug.12. (Photo by Adam Green/Arizona Sports) GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Cardinals were once again in shells Wednesday afternoon, likely saving themselves a bit with the preseason opener just a few days away. No reason to beat yourselves up if you don’t have to, right?The GoodCarson Palmer made some absolutely outstanding throws.He hit TE Darren Fells for one TD on fourth down in 11-on-11, and then later had a nice toss to John Brown for a score on a third-down play. “That’s another way to make a million dollars.  That question has been asked for about 50 years in coaching.  It’s just something—he’s mean enough out there on the field.” – Bruce Arians on if Calais Campbell is too nice, and if so, how you make him mean“No, I don’t think so. Nobody wants to see me and J.J.” – John Brown on if any team could have two faster players at WR than him and J.J. NelsonNow for Some Highlights He only needs one…Darren Fells shines at #CardsCamp pic.twitter.com/71LSrsVVRa— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) August 13, 2015Up NextThe Cardinals will have a walkthrough Thursday morning and then take the field at 2 p.m. for their final practice before their first fake game of the season. – / 23center_img The more you watch Fells, the more he looks like a viable option at tight end. He has excellent size and has shown great hands, including a one-handed grab of a Palmer pass early in practice.Andre Ellington took a screen pass a long way. Now, it may not seem like much (though anyone who has followed the Cardinals since they moved to AZ knows them and screen passes don’t always get along), but the RB showed no signs of hamstring trouble.Drew Stanton hit Jaxon Shipley for a TD in the corner of the end zone on a really  nice pass. Shipley, by the way, seems to catch pretty much everything thrown his way.Stanton had a nice pass to roster-hopeful Travis Harvey, who made an equally impressive catch.The BadLogan Thomas didn’t seem to land any of his deeper passes.Phillip Sims was picked off by Jonte Green early in practice. The pass was a little late and didn’t have enough mustard on it.The UsualTyrann Mathieu had another interception Wednesday, this one on a Drew Stanton pass. I don’t have the actual count, but it seems like the Badger has come up with a turnover pretty much every day in camp.NotableOne interesting play the Cardinals ran was a shovel pass to Larry Fitzgerald. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo J.J. Nelson again got plenty of reps with the first-team. He had one drop, but otherwise has looked pretty good in that role. In four receiver sets, Arizona went with No. 11 (Fitzgerald), 12 (John Brown), 13 (Jaron Brown) and 14 (Nelson). So there’s that.In offensive line drills, rookie Rodney Gunter was able to get guard Mike Iupati back on his heels on one play. On another, Josh Mauro just blew by Ted Larsen. One O-lineman who seemed to have little trouble was Jared Veldheer. That guy is a wall.The InjuredJerraud Powers was back on the field, though he did not participate in any of the 11-on-11 stuff.Jermaine Gresham, still working his way back from a back injury, stuck to individual drills.These guys, however, did not practice:WR Michael Floyd (hand)RB Marion Grice (hamstring)CB Darren Woodard (groin)S Chris Clemons (groin)RB David Johnson (hamstring)LB Shaq Riddick (hamstring)LB Sean Weatherspoon (hamstring)LB Darryl Sharpton (hip flexor)OT Cameron Bradfield (unknown)OT Rob Crisp (knee)LB Zack Wagenman (foot)Quotable“I didn’t think that was going to make it to the media. I’ve been getting called that since OTAs.” – D.J. Humphries, laughing, when asked about Arians calling him “Knee Deep” Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more