Sydney to Introduce ‘Homophobic Free Zones’

Apparently, the Sydney city council has voted in favour of creating ‘homophobic free zones’ in certain districts of the Aussie city.  Measures will be taken at in these distrcits including bars possibly losing late night trading privelages if they places do not adhere to being completely homophobic free.  Interestingly enough, the only member of the council to vote against this idea was the only gay member of the city council calling the plan a gimmick.  Does anyone else think this concept sounds a bit out there?  Shouldn’t all districts of all cities be homophobic free?  To me, this whole concept undermines the fact that gay men and women should be treated fairly wherever they go and perhaps could lead to further segregation.

The full article can be found here.

Top U.S. Cities for Young Professionals

Recently, Forbes posted their official rankings of the top cities in the United States for young professionals.  Some of the more obvious choices topped the list, yet the most obvious one of all (New York City) ranked fourth.  But in the end, the most shocking position is perhaps often-forgotten Milwaukee sitting high at number 9.  As a young professional in my twenties hoping to move to the United States sometime in the future, I found this article both extremely interesting and informative.  Unfortunately, it was quite noticeable to me that cities in Florida fared by far the worst with Tampa ranking at the bottom in 40th, Miami at 39th and Orlando at 37th.  The top 5 and the link to the article are below.  It’s defintely worth a look!

1) San Francisco

2) Boston

3) Houston

4) New York City

5) Minneapolis

Top Cities for Young Professionals