This month's In the Life, a news series that highlights issues specific to the LGBT community, is titled "Defying Stereotypes" and features two unique stories about LGBT trailblazers who are working to eradicate rampant homophobia through counteracting anti-gay stereotypes with healthy, positive images of the LGBT community. The first segment spotlights lesbian "touristas," who bring visibility to the lesbian community while making change in local communities in the Caribbean. In 2009, Sweet, a lesbian travel company, launched its first-ever eco-friendly lesbian cruise. But these women aren't all out to party--they volunteer their time to assist Caribbean communities in need, hoping to make positive change in the environment while changing the hearts and minds of locals. In the Life website.