Close YSU's Chick Fil A And Replace It With Somewhere Less Homophobic
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As most YSU students know, there are few places open on campus to get food past three. The main exception to this is the campus's Chick Fil A. More often than not, it's the only place to get food in the evenings.
Chick Fil A has faced controversy over the years for statements by its founder regarding members of the LGBT community. Although they have released an apology for the statement, it was recently found that Chick Fil A is still donating money to anti-LGBT organizations.
Youngstown State has a very low campus pride rating as it is. The Campus Pride Index measures how LGBT friendly a college or university is, and Youngstown State has a three star rating (https://www.campusprideindex.org/campuses/details/82?campus=youngstown-state-university They offer little accommodations for transgender students when it comes to getting their names changed in the system or living in appropriate dorms, and the only LGBT group on campus gets almost no visibility. They have also, in the past, allowed anti-LGBT speakers on campus and did nothing about it when students complained. The fact that the only restaurant they have open during the evenings is a notoriously anti-LGBT restaurant only adds to the negative experience of LGBT students on campus.
Obviously, replacing the Chick Fil A would not change the company's views or anything, but it would be an act of solidarity for the campus's LGBT students.
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