Support the Students: Stand Up Against Chick-fil-A's Anti-Gay Agenda
  • Petitioned Brenda Green

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Chick-fil-A Communications
Brenda Green
Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer
Steve Robinson
Florida Gulf Coast University

Support the Students: Stand Up Against Chick-fil-A's Anti-Gay Agenda

    1. Michael Jones
    2. Petition by

      Michael Jones

      Boston, MA

Students at college campuses around the country are organizing around the presence of Chick-fil-A at their schools, after numerous stories noted the restaurant's deep connections to anti-gay organizations like Focus on the Family, the National Organization for Marriage, Exodus International, and the Pennsylvania Family Institute. Indeed, a new report by Equality Matters notes that Chick-fil-A has funneled more than $1.1 million to organizations fighting civil rights for LGBT people in the United States. 

Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) is one campus where students are organizing to keep a Chick-fil-A out of the Student Union's dining services.

"The Student Union is a place where all students should feel safe and welcome. By allowing a company with a history of bigotry and homophobia into our campus, we potentially allow FGCU to place monetary gain above the comfort and safety of the very students who are expected to frequent the Union Building," say the group of students at FGCU.

Show your support for these students, by sending a message that Chick-fil-A's support for organizations working to take civil rights away from LGBT Americans must stop. These students are taking a bold stand for equality on campus, and holding the restaurant chain accountable for working with some of the fiercest anti-gay organizations in the United States. Bolstered by the amazing research that activists and bloggers like Jeremy Hooper at Good As You have done to expose Chick-fil-A's WinShape Foundation, these students are starting their own Change.org petitions to build campus support.

If you’re a student at a school with a Chick-fil-A on campus and you want to start a petition to raise awareness about the company’s anti-gay ties, it’s easy to take action. Just email us at "gayrightstips@change.org" and we’ll help you set it up in a matter of minutes.

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    News

    1. Michael Jones
      Senior Campaign Director

      Why is Good Morning America's Robin Roberts joining up with Chick-fil-A for a major "leadership" event in May? -

    2. Michael Jones
      Senior Campaign Director

      A recap of coverage from Florida Gulf Coast University, where students have been organizing to stop Chick-fil-A from coming on campus -

    3. Michael Jones
      Senior Campaign Director

      At Indiana University South Bend, faculty support students in wanting to review whether Chick-fil-A's anti-gay agenda is consistent with the school's diversity and discrimination policies -

    4. Michael Jones
      Senior Campaign Director

      Students at Towson University challenge Chick-fil-A on campus -

    5. Michael Jones
      Senior Campaign Director

      WBEZ looks at the controversy surrounding Chick-fil-A, and the company's decision to donate to anti-gay organizations -

    6. Michael Jones
      Senior Campaign Director

      Chick-fil-A, gay rights and N.C. colleges -

    7. Michael Jones
      Senior Campaign Director

      Equality Matters takes on Chick-fil-A -

    8. Michael Jones
      Senior Campaign Director

      Blogger Zack Ford looks at the LGBT community's reaction to Chick-fil-A's anti-gay spending -

    9. Michael Jones
      Senior Campaign Director

      Students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania create a short video challenging the presence of Chick-fil-A on campus -

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    11. Michael Jones
      Senior Campaign Director

      Queerty: "Don't Believe Chick-fil-A's Lying Chief Dan Cathy: The Restaurant Chain Does, Inarguably, Support Anti-Gay Groups." -

    12. Michael Jones
      Senior Campaign Director

      Chick-Fil-A Gave More Than $1 Million To Anti-Gay Groups -

    13. Michael Jones
      Senior Campaign Director

      Atlanta's Project Q looks at the $1.1 million that Chick-fil-A has funneled to anti-gay organizations -

    14. Investigation: Chick-Fil-A Has Given $1.1 Million to Anti-Gay Groups

      Michael Jones
      Senior Campaign Director

      The anti-gay narrative around the restaurant chain Chick-fil-A is about to intensify in a major way.
      Earlier this year, Chick-fil-A came under fire after a franchise in Pennsylvania decided to give a substantial donation to an event organized by the...

    15. Michael Jones
      Senior Campaign Director

      Students at St. Mary's College of Maryland debate the presence of Chick-fil-A on campus -

    16. Michael Jones
      Senior Campaign Director

      Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy quoted at , suggesting same-sex marriage is a bad message to send to children? -

    17. North Carolina Colleges Address Chick-fil-A's Anti-Gay Connections

      Michael Jones
      Senior Campaign Director

      The homophobic narrative around Chick-fil-A -- most notably the company's ties to anti-gay organizations like Focus on the Family, the National Organization for Marriage, the Ruth Institute, and the Pennsylvania Family Institute -- continues to...

    18. Michael Jones
      Senior Campaign Director

      North Carolina campuses consider dropping Chick-fil-A -

    19. Michael Jones
      Senior Campaign Director

      Will there be any opposition to a Chick-fil-A opening up on the campus of West Virginia University? -

    20. Michael Jones
      Senior Campaign Director

      Students at Towson University protest the presence of Chick-fil-A on their campus -

    21. Michael Jones
      Senior Campaign Director

      Chick-fil-A's president continues to insist that just because his company gives donations and holds retreats for ant-gay groups, that gay people are still welcome to spend money at his restaurants -

    22. Michael Jones
      Senior Campaign Director

      Great article looking at some local alternatives to corporate fast-food in NYC, including Chick-fil-A -

    23. Michael Jones
      Senior Campaign Director

      More coverage of the Missouri group that canceled Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy's scheduled presentation before a chamber of commerce, because of Chick-fil-A's anti-gay connections -

    24. Michael Jones
      Senior Campaign Director

      Perez Hilton looks at the cancellation of Dan Cathy's speaking gig in Missouri over Chick-fil-A's anti-gay politics -

    25. Michael Jones
      Senior Campaign Director

      Towleroad covers the news in St. Louis that Chick-fil-A's president, Dan Cathy, has been dropped from a speaking engagement because of the company's anti-gay ties -

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    • Darren Spain BRANDENBURG, KY
      • about 3 years ago

      As a gay transman, I will never be going to Chick-Fil-A again. They aren't worthy of anyone's trust with any of their policies.

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    • Shane Mueller BRANDENBURG, KY
      • about 3 years ago

      As a former employee of Chik-fil-A, back before I fully realized that I myself identified as trans, this sudden "revelation" doesn't surprise me in the least. The company's policies regarding the "LGBT" agenda have always been sickening - it's just now coming to light in a major way. I personally have only eaten at one of their restaurants once since then, and never will be again.

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    • David Bonfiglio WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
      • about 3 years ago

      I see you are opening a store in hollywood, boy, you've got nerve any way. I would love to try one of your apparently delicious sandwiches, but I never will, unless a public statement is made repudiating your disgusting stand on marriage equality.

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    • Susan Fields LONG BEACH, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      Great "christian" attitude! What about "do unto others", "love thy neighbor" , "judge not" HYPOCRITES! Another reason that I hate christians!

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    • Gina Stump KENNESAW, GA
      • over 3 years ago

      That a public corporation can act with such disregard for human rights is disgusting.

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