November 25, 2014 at 3:40 pm EST | by Staff reports
Calif. Chick-fil-A hosts LGBT fundraiser
Chick-fil-A, gay news, Washington Blade

Chick-fil-A faced a boycott in 2012. (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

LOS ANGELES — A Hollywood Chick-fil-A on Nov. 22 hosted a fundraiser for an LGBT advocacy group.

Frontiers reported the Hollywood franchise donated a portion of the proceeds to Campus Pride. The organization highlighted the fundraiser — which it coordinated with the Stand Up Foundation — on its website.

“The Hollywood Chick-fil-A store came to us and wanted to do something positive that supports anti-bullying,” Shane Windmeyer, executive director of Campus Pride, told Frontiers.

LGBT rights advocates in 2012 sharply criticized Chick-fil-A after Dan Cathy, the company’s president, spoke out against marriage rights for same-sex couples during an interview with a Baptist newspaper. A Chick-fil-A restaurant in Frederick, Md., was among those vandalized during the firestorm of controversy that included calls to boycott the popular fast-food chain.

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