A Chick-fil-A franchise based in Hollywood, California made a surprising move last week when the business held a fundraiser to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LGBT youth. The percentage of sales at the Nov. Chick-fil-A was at the epicenter of a media firestorm in after the fast food chain's CEO, Dan Cathy, stated in a interview that he was " guilty as charged " when it came to his company's reported support of "traditional" understandings of family and the "Biblical family unit. In the two years since those comments were made, public backlash has been explosive, including same-sex kiss-ins and other boycotts. Over the past year, Cathy has reportedly attempted to soften his stance towards the queer community.
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The need for Trevor is very real — lesbian, gay and bisexual youth are more than 4X more likely than their straight peers to attempt suicide, and youth who are questioning their sexual orientation are 3X more likely. For youth between the ages of 10 and 24, suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death nationwide. The passion behind this collective disbelief and the sheer callousness of those involved in selectively elevating the Queer representation of its character s only to backtrack in the most disingenuous of manners, has left many with a feeling of emptiness and betrayal. Anyone with any creative control and a literary background has a responsibility to the audience they are so carefully trying to reach. This simple fact alone cannot only distinguish a well written show, but, it also serves to reinforce the positive aspects of the minority it has CHOSEN to depict with a chance to break barriers the LGBTQ community would not otherwise be given. This show failed in all those aspects. What we can do however, is unite to help those who are hurting and despondent through this.
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Inside the building, two activists attempted to disrupt the fundraiser after Buttigieg was asked about his husband, Chasten, by a member of the audience. Outside the event, a Buttigieg supporter reportedly yelled at protesters calling them "homophobes. We cannot in good conscience allow Mayor Pete to become the nominee without demanding that he address the needs and concerns of the broader Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual communities. Some of the group's concerns include Buttigieg's lack of support for canceling student loan debt, his opposition to a fully-realized Medicare for All plan and free universal public college. Newsweek reached out to Buttigieg's campaign for comment but did not receive a response in time for publication.
A fundraising campaign has been launched to create a permanent memorial to the lives of two gay men who were brutally attacked in a Plymouth park more than 25 years ago. Terry Sweet and Bernard Hawken were the victims of a homophobic attack in Now the city's MP has joined forces with a local Pride group to commemorate what happened and look to the future. Alan Butler, from Pride in Plymouth, said: "It's such a difficult story for us to tell as part of our LGBT heritage in the city, there's always the fear that you're either not doing enough or talking about it too much. It's a real balance.