Post submitted by Maureen McCarty, former HRC Deputy Director of Marketing

Campus Pride released analysis of Chick-fil-A’s 2011 tax forms, which reveal the company no longer gives to the most divisive anti-lgbt organizations that actively engage in political or social agendas to harm LGBT people and their familes, which previously received money from the WinShape Foundation.

According to CP, the forms “accurately reflect Chick-fil-A’s values to 'treat every person with honor, dignity and respect,' as well as the company's commitment not to engage in 'political or social debates.'"

In light of their analysis, CP will suspend its nearly decade-long campaign protesting Chick-fil-A establishments on college campuses across the country.

The WinShape Foundation's nearly $6 million in outside grant funding will focus on youth, education, marriage enrichment and local communities The most divisively anti-LGBT organizations, including the Family Research Council and Exodus International – a group that promotes the unsafe practice of ex-gay therapy, were not listed as beneficiaries in 2011.

Last year, LGBT advocates and organizations, including HRC, took a stand against the company's anti-LGBT donations, setting off a social media firestorm.

"Campus Pride is pleased with our meetings and discussions with Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy and Chick-fil-A executives about the future direction of the Chick-fil-A in upholding their values of dignity and respect for all," said CP Executive Shane Windmeyer.

Windmeyer, who wrote an article today for the Huffington Post outlining his newly forged friendship with Chick-fil-A COO Dan Cathy, said he looks toward a future of continued mutual respect.

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