Frozen's Elsa Might Be Disney's First LGBT Hero, Plus More

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Today we've got: LGBT heroes for Disney, Starbucks gets called out and Iraq goes green.

1. Disney's Frozen Fans Want Elsa To Have a Girlfriend

The Short of It

As the multi-billion dollar studio moves forward with Frozen 2, campaigners have taken to social media to ask that they give Princess Elsa a girlfriend.

The Longer Version of It

Twitter user Alexis Isabel ignited a fire storm Sunday with the hashtag #GiveElsaAGirlfriend, in which she asked Disney to make the Disney favorite a visible storyline that would have a positive influence on LGBT kids. The hashtag is now trending as others continue to campaign for the company to develop a gay storyline for its hero.

The Tid Bits

The Disney blockbuster has already been adopted as an LGBT favorite for breaking its previous "princess and prince" focus, instead choosing to direct its lens towards women empowerment and the friendship between sisters. A sequence in the first movie which has a shopkeeper Oaken greeting his family of four children and a man that only fueled LGBT love for the movie. The short clip is thought to be the first visible representation of LGBT characters in a Disney movie.

2. Starbucks Gets Served

The Short of It

Stacy Pincus, a Chicago customer is suing the coffee magnate for $5 million for duping its customers on its iced drinks.

The Longer Version if It

The suit, claims that the company advertises its iced drinks by fluid ounce, the numbers are only accurate when ice is added to a drink. While their coffee, teas, and juices are advertised as containing a certain number of ounces, Starbucks customers end up with a fraction of the drink as their drinks are often filled to the brim with ice.

An excerpt from the suit claims: "Starbucks is advertising the size of its Cold Drink cups on its menu, rather than the amount of fluid a customer will receive when they purchase a Cold Drink -- and deceiving its customers in the process."

Jaime Riley, a spokeswoman for the company stated Starbucks believes the suit to be without merit, stating “Our customers understand and expect that ice is an essential component of any ‘iced’ beverage ... If a customer is not satisfied with their beverage preparation, we will gladly remake it.”

Why We're Raising An Eyebrow

Just about everyone who's asked for a an ice drink at Starbucks can understand the disappointment of getting a cup of ice with a bit of their drink order poured over it.

3. Iraqi Protestors Go for the Green

The Short of It: Officials were forced to declare a state of emergency in the "Green Zone" area of Baghdad where Iraq's major government buildings and the U.S. embassy resides.

The Longer Version of It:

Saturday, hundreds of protesters demanded an end to corruption in Baghdad and stormed the Green Zone in a matter that intimated a possible revolution.

Demonstrators have protested against a government deadlock outside of the area for months. The protestors are supporters of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr who has been a vocal opposer of Iraqi politicians.

For months, protesters have demonstrated outside the secure area, angry at government deadlock. The demonstrators are supporters of influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr.

The Resolution

Demonstrators began to with draw from the area late Sunday after encouragement from protest leaders to disassemble.

Why We're Raising An Eyebrow

President Obama's plans to fight ISIS will strongly depend on the state of Iraq's bedrock. Which means the country really's gotta get it together.

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