Members of the gay-straight alliance at Northbrook High School expressed disappointment that their window decoration at a local Caribou Coffee was erased last week, but they said they hope something good can come from it.
The Chicago Tribune reports that at first the students were outraged and disappointed by the stores action. But since the indident occured Caribou's corporate office reached out to the students informing them Caribou Coffe intends to "make this right".
Caribou's corporate office in Minneapolis, Minn, issued the following statement:
"It is a corporate-wide key pillar that we are accepting of all individuals regardless of age, gender, race or sexual orientation. It's our hope that all of our guests feel welcome in our coffeehouses.
"Unfortunately, the actions undertaken by the Northbrook store team were not in alignment with our executional standards and policies; however, we take full responsibility of these actions.
"We completely understand your concerns and we are taking an immediate review of our policies and practices at the store level to ensure every customer has a welcoming and positive experience in our stores."
Kudos to the students of Glenbrook North High School for standing up for equality! Take the pledge to go purple for Spirit Day to oppose bullying and support LGBT youth.