• Petitioned Lowe's Home Improvement

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Lowe's Home Improvement

Fire Your Anti-Gay Employees!!!

    1. Petition by

      Elektra de Rossi

This week Danny and Jeremy, a gay couple, went to the Riverside Lowe's store and were insulted and threatened by two employees in front of their 14 year old son. While attempting to return a leaf blower, an employee began to curse and yell expletives. They were called a "faggot" by two employees and threatened by one employee that he would look up their address in the computer and attack them. Store management had to physically restrain the employees. This conduct is unacceptable and Lowe's must take immediate action towards their anti-gay employees!

We demand that Lowe's Home Improvement immediately fire the offending employees. We also demand that Lowe's immediately provide customer service and diversity/sensitivity training to all employees. We demand a public acknowledgment that anti-gay bullying is unacceptable. We also demand that Lowe's publicly issue an official apology to Danny and Jeremy!

Update: Please also discipline and train the employees who answer your phones. They are hanging up on people who are calling to make a complaint! We also now demand an apology due to further lack of customer service! 

You can find additional information about this discriminatory act here:
http://www.pe.com/local-news/riverside-county/riverside/riverside-headlines-index/20120622-riverside-anti-gay-slur-allegations-spark-request-for-restraining-order.ece

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vN6DD01f_Rg&feature=share

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/video/#!/on-air/as-seen-on/Same-Sex-Couple-Sues-Lowes-Over-Gay-Slurs/160093375

 

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    1. Reached 100 signatures
    2. Message from Jeremy:

      Elektra de Rossi
      Petition Organizer

      Danny and I want to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support and signature on this cause! Please can you all post this on your Facebook pages and tell your friends and have them sign it. Since the story broke we have felt very alone because most look at this as two gay men looking for attention and thats not the case at all!!!! Go to PE.com and type in Lowes in subject or my name Jeremy Smythe and you will see the story and video and you will see how mean people are being to us there on that site! Help us stand up for ourselves and let them know we as a gay community will not let another fall to negative hateful mean words!! Thank you so much all of you for your support and kind words!!!

    3. Reached 50 signatures

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    • malinda smith DENVER, CO
      • over 2 years ago

      no one has the right to hate u and humiliate you just because of who u r. thiis person represents the company if they keep him they support his views and behavior

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    • Erin Avila TEMECULA, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      Danny Soto-Smythe is a friend and I support him and his fight for equality and respect.

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    • yvonne figueroa RIVERSIDE, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      to support Danny Soto

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    • Kelsey Craig CINCINNATI, OH
      • over 2 years ago

      I'm lesbian

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    • Debi Mosqueda CORONA, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      I'm signing for Danny & Jeremy incident at Lowe's. I feel this act from the employees were obnoxiously rude and showed an unprofessional behavior. Lowe’s needs to do a much comprehensive training on customer service as well with the front-line employees such as management. Lowe’s needs to take some kind of action – obviously this caused and sabotaged their image!

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