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For the past several weeks, the media has been focused on the firestorm over comments made by Chick-fil-A President and COO Dan Cathy. But many media reports have not asked some critical questions, and have presented incomplete or incorrect stories to audiences. Today GLAAD released facts and figures for media covering Chick-Fil-A.
Actor and comedian D.L. Hughley criticizes Chick-Fil-A for ardent anti-gay stance.
New numbers from polling organization YouGov reveal that the public's approval of Chik-Fil-A has taken a nosedive since it came to light that the fast food chain gave more than 2 million dollars to anti-gay causes and that its CEO Dan Cathy believes that marriage equality is "inviting God's judgment;" and that our culture has a "deprived mind."
When GLAAD launched the Commentator Accountability Project back in March, well over half of the folks whose own words are collected by the project publicly responded to their inclusion.
Former Chick-Fil-A employee Brenda Honeycutt is suing Chick-Fil-A for wrongful termination based on gender discrimination.
In the early morning hours, a group of youth gathered in Laguna Hills, California, to let people know that there are better dining options for LGBT equality then the newly opening Chick-fil-a restaurant. Youth from the Youth Empowered to Act (YETA) distributed fliers to inform potential customers of Chick-fil-a’s donations to anti-LGBT organizations and political statements. They also offered suggestions for alternatives to Chick-fil-a.
The recent revelation of Chick-fil-a’s $2,000,000 worth of anti-LGBT donations has sparked various actions against the company. GLAAD was able to talk with Carly McGehee, organizer of the National Same Sex Kiss Day at Chick-fil-a.
Grant Gustin who plays openly gay student Sebastian Smythe on Glee took to Twitter to share his discontent with Chick-fil-a’s anti-gay stance. The actor and LGBT-ally told his followers he would no longer be eating at the fast food chain.
YETA (Youth Empowered to Act), a group of LGBT youth leaders between the ages of 14 and 24, plans to protest the opening of a new Chick-fil-a franchise in Laguna Hills, California on Thursday, July 26.
Fast food chain Chick-fil-A came under fire this week after its chief operating officer, Dan Cathy, admitted to the Baptist Press that the company stands opposed to marriage equality.