First off, winter has come and gone for Game of Thrones fans and now that the show is finally over, many people are unhappy. Over one million angry fans have now signed a petition insisting that the writers of the show go back to office and rewrite a different ending.
While many people claim that it would have been nearly impossible to meet everyone’s high expectations for the ended of the show, a lot of people are claiming that the writers rushed through to the end.
But it didn’t seem like the actors were too thrilled about the ending either. With one major actor from the show claiming it was, “disappointing.” Oh well. You can’t win them all…
In Taiwan however, there was a big win for the LGBT community. Last week, the country became the first in Asia to legalize gay marriage. "Today is a proud day for Taiwan," said Taiwanese president on Friday."It is the day Taiwan let the world see the goodness and value of this land. Everyone's love is equal.”
The law will go into effect on May 24th, and people around the world are celebrating the news. People around the world hope that this will be the first of many countries to shift their views towards gay, lesbian and transgender populations.
This past Sunday marked a day of love for people all around China. As most of you already know, this became a day of love simply due to the fact that the pronunciation of the date sounds like ‘I love you’ in Chinese.
Like most holidays, certain items saw a vast increase in price. Flowers that usually sell for 3RMB sold for 20 or 30. Certain imported roses sold for as much as 300! Many couples hope to officially marry on this day, however, it is more challenging than people realize.
In Shanghai, hundreds of couples lined up at 6am in front of the city’s marriage registration office.
It’s no secret that the cost of college tuition in America can be quite high. Last week, graduating seniors from Morehouse College, located in Atlanta, Georgia, got some really good financial news.
The news came from Robert F. Smith, who gave a speech at their college. He promised to pay off each of the seniors’ student loan debt. He plans to pay for 396 students, which adds up to tens of millions of dollars. Smith claims that he wants these students to be able to focus on building their careers and families, rather than paying off student loan debt.
Student loan debt is currently a big issue in America, so this act of kindness is a wonderful surprise.
That’s all for today’s episode. As always, I’m curious to know your thoughts on the stories that were discussed today. Leave me some comments and love in the comments section below!
同性恋、双性恋及变性者（Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender）