After the craziness of the last week, and the devistating events that have rocked the LGBT community, this video from Airbnb’s #HostWithPride initiative has broken me.

Taking Airbnb’s ethos ‘Belong Anywhere’ to an all-inclusive degree, it’s a beautiful video with a powerful message, made all the more powerful coming from such a behemoth of a company. It’s acts like this, and from other companies like we’ve seen in North Carolina and around the world where the lives and safety of the LGBT community are at risk that help bring about change that is so desperately needed.

Meet Hasan Namir, gay Muslim author and avid Airbnb traveler who believes in an Islam that accepts everyone, Chase Blodgett, an Airbnb host and transgender hockey player who inspired new gender rules in the Whitehorse women’s hockey league, and Park Cannon, an Airbnb traveler who recently won a seat in the Georgia House of Representatives. Their stories of overcoming struggle remind us just how powerful our communities can be when we all support each other, welcome each other’s differences, and#HostwithPride. Together, we can create a world where we all can truly belong. - Airbnb

This beautiful video also lead me to the original Host With Pride film Airbnb launched last year. It’s a must watch, so check it out below…

Written by Neil Thornton
London-based coffee drinker. Editor by day, blogger by whatever time he finds spare.