A Chick-fil-A franchise based in Hollywood, California last week held a fundraiser benefiting none other than Campus Pride, a nonprofit supporting LGBT college students.
It hasn’t been specified what percentage of the proceeds from sales went toward Campus Pride, but the goal was to support an anonymous $10,000 matching grant.
“We’re not going to turn away anyone who wants to be an ally and help us fundraise,” Campus Pride Director Shane Windmeyer said in a statement. “Activism is dirty work. It’s work that some people don’t always agree on the journey or the past and today we were just trying to be positive, to move forward and to do things that are common ground issues.”
Chick-fil-A was at the epicenter of a media firestorm in 2012 after the fast food chain’s CEO, Dan Cathy, stated in a 2012 interview that he was “guilty as charged" when it came to his company’s reported support of “traditional” understandings of family and the “Biblical family unit.”
Huh. Alright, then.