Words have consequences. Whether it's a local school board member, a religious organization, national 'advocacy groups' or elected officials, anti-gay vitriol creates a toxic environment that can make LGBT people – particularly youth – think they aren't worthy of the same dignity that all Americans deserve. Check out where HRC is calling out homophobia and how you can get involved.

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Chick-fil-A out of the fryer, into the fire

Date: July 27, 2012 Source: NBC News

 

Chick-fil-A is playing a high-stakes game of chicken that has nothing to do with its sandwiches.



 


Chick-Fil-A Gay Flap A ‘Wakeup Call’ For Companies

Date: July 27, 2012 Source: NPR

 

Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A has long stood by its Bible-based roots, keeping stores closed on Sundays and donating millions to Christian causes.



 


Chick-fil-A’s political grilling

Date: July 27, 2012 Source: CBS News

 

Controversy over the fast food chain Chick-fil-A's ties to conservative causes has been simmering for years, but it only reached a boiling point in recent days when national gay rights groups and high-profile figures like Mike Huckabee began weighing in.



 


Gay Rights Advocates Protest Chick-fil-A Food Truck

Date: July 27, 2012 Source: NBC 4

 

A large group of people gathered by the new Chick-fil-A food truck Thursday afternoon, but they weren't looking for chicken sandwiches or waffle fries.



 


Conservatives Defend Chick-fil-A on Twitter and Facebook

Date: July 26, 2012 Source: New York Times

 

The furor over Chick-fil-A’s stance on same-sex marriage continued to grow Thursday as thousands of people on both sides of the debate took to Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms to voice their disdain or support for the fast-food chain.



 


Group protests at Chick-fil-A food truck in DC

Date: July 26, 2012 Source: Fox 5

 

The new Chick-fil-A food truck in downtown Washington, D.C. is drawing protests from a gay rights group.



 


Chick-fil-A truck causes stir in D.C.

Date: July 26, 2012 Source: ABC 7

 

In front of a Chick-fil-A food truck above Metro Center downtown, LGBT protesters urged the lunchtime public not to patronize it because the fast food chain’s president, Dan Cathy, opposes gay marriage and helps fund organizations against it.



 


Protest targets chicken chain in gay marriage row

Date: July 26, 2012 Source: AFP

 

Protesters targeted a Chick-fil-A food truck in Washington on Thursday after the fast-food chain's president came out candidly against same-sex marriage.



 


HRC stages lunch time protest of Chick Fil-A food truck

Date: July 26, 2012 Source: Washington Blade

 

About 25 gay rights protesters formed a picket line in front of a Chick-fil-A food truck parked at a crowded street corner in downtown D.C. on Thursday, informing customers of the fast food chain that the company donates millions of dollars to anti-LGBT groups and causes.



 


Protest Forms In Front Of Chick-fil-A Food Truck In Downtown D.C.

Date: July 26, 2012 Source: WUSA 9

 

Holding signs like "your chicken sandwich comes with a side of homophobia" and chanting calls of "gay, straight, black, white marriage is a civil right!", members of the Human Rights Campaign protested in front of the Chick-fil-A food truck at Metro Center in Downtown D.C. on Thursday as a response to the company's President's stance on gay marriage.Holding signs like "your chicken sandwich comes with a side of homophobia" and chanting calls of "gay, straight, black, white marriage is a civil right!", members of the Human Rights Campaign protested in front of the Chick-fil-A food truck at Metro Center in Downtown D.C. on Thursday as a response to the company's President's stance on gay marriage.



 


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