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Jefferson Airplane’s Grace Slick takes Chick-Fil-A money to support LGBTs

the money will be donated to Lambda Legal

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(Screenshot via YouTube.)

(Screenshot via YouTube.)

Former Jefferson Airplane/Starship singer Grace Slick licensed one of her songs to conservative restaurant chain Chick-Fil-A, but the rock legend says it was for a good cause.

Slick, 77, explained in an op-ed for Forbes that a Chik-Fil-A commercial featuring Jefferson Starship’s hit “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” was a decision she made with the LGBT community in mind. However, her initial reaction was to turn down Chik-Fil-A’s request to use her music.

“My first thought when Chick-Fil-A came to me was, ‘F**k no’ but then I decided, “F**k yes,'” Slick writes.

“That was my voice you heard,” Slick continues. “I am donating every dime that I make from that ad to Lambda Legal, the largest national legal organization working to advance the civil rights of LGBTQ people, and everyone living with HIV. Instead of them replacing my song with someone else’s and losing this opportunity to strike back at anti-LGBTQ forces, I decided to spend the cash in direct opposition to Chick-fil-A’s causes – and to make a public example of them, too. We’re going to take some of their money, and pay it back.”

Chik-Fil-A’s CEO Dan T. Cathy has publicly declared he does not support same-sex marriage.

“I hope more musicians will think about the companies that they let use their songs; we can use our gifts to help stop the forces of bigotry. Nothing’s gonna stop us now,” Slick concludes.

 

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PHOTOS: Capital Pride Festival and Concert

Keke Palmer, Billy Porter among entertainers

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Billy Porter performs at the 2024 Capital Pride Festival on Sunday. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

The 2024 Capital Pride Festival and Concert was held along Pennsylvania Avenue in Northwest D.C. on Sunday, June 9. Performers included Sapphira Cristál, Keke Palmer, Ava Max, Billy Porter and Exposé.

(Washington Blade photos by Michael Key)

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Get ready for Baltimore Pride

Events scheduled throughout weekend

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Baltimore Pride Parade (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Baltimore Pride begins this weekend on Friday, June 14 in the heart of the city.

There will be a variety of events, the main ones being Mt. Vernon Pride on June 14 at 2 p.m. on the 200 Block of W. Read St., the Parade and Block Party on Saturday, June 15 at 3 p.m. on N. Charles St., and Pride in the Park on Sunday, June 15 at 3 p.m. at Druid Hill Park.

For more event details, visit Baltimore Pride’s website

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New film festival to spotlight LGBTQ docs

DC/DOX held in theaters throughout city

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DC/DOX, a new film festival in Washington D.C., began on Thursday, June 13 at E-Street Cinema, the U.S. Navy Memorial Burke Theatre and Eaton Cinema.

The festival is dedicated to promoting documentary as a leading art form and a series of documentaries on LGBTQ+ stories will premiere, including “Love That Dares Not,” “Sabbath Queen,” and “Familia.” 

For more information, visit DC/DOX’s website.

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