GLAAD says Chick-fil-A donation shift not enough, company needs to “unequivocally speak out against anti-LGBTQ reputation”

by Adam Ford · Nov 19th, 2019 9:37 am

Last Updated Nov 20th, 2019 at 8:17 am

LGBT advocacy group GLAAD has responded to Monday’s news that fast food giant Chick-fil-A will cease donating to Christian charities dubbed “anti-LGBT” amid pushback from activists.

GLAAD said people should “greet the announcement with cautious optimism,” but argues that the restaurant’s shift does not go far enough to appease LGBT advocates, calling on Chick-fil-A to change its workplace policies to be more LGBT-friendly as well as publicly disavow its “anti-LGBTQ reputation.”

Drew Anderson, GLAAD’s director of campaigns and rapid response, said:

In addition to refraining from financially supporting anti-LGBTQ organizations, Chick-Fil-A still lacks policies to ensure safe workplaces for LGBTQ employees and should unequivocally speak out against the anti-LGBTQ reputation that their brand represents.


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