The Stonewall Inn, the birthplace of the gay movement in the United States, has said it will not sell alcoholic beverages by brewer Anheuser-Busch on the NYC Pride weekend of June 25-27 because of corporate donations to conservative lawmakers.
The New York-based LGBT + Stonewall Inn has announced that Bud Light Bud Stella Artois beer will be poured into the water this week, protesting against brand donations by corporate owners to corporate donations that support transgender rights bills.
The Greenwich Village Bar, the birthplace of the gay movement in the United States, has announced that it is discontinuing all alcoholic beverages made by Anheuser-Busch on June 25-27 in NYC Pride.
According to Keep Your Pride, an LGBT + campaign that oversees corporate donations, Anheuser-Busch has made 35 donations since 2015, including 48 donations of $ 35,350 to 29 lawmakers who have supported conservative trans rights bills.
Anheuser-Busch, the subsidiary of Belgium-based subsidiary Anheuser-Busch InBev չի, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
It has not previously commented publicly on the political donations made by Keep Your Pride.
Stonewall Inn co-owner Stacey Lenz said the protest would take place on Wednesday.
“You can not turn your logo into a rainbow on social media, call yourself an ally, then turn around and make hateful donations,” Lenz said in a statement.
“There really are no excuses, companies like Anheuser-Busch must stand up for what they do,” he added.
More than 250 LGBT +-related bills were introduced in the state legislature this year, 18 of which were signed into law, according to the LGBT + Advocacy Group Human Rights Campaign.
Most of the laws restrict trans children from playing sports, while others prohibit trans youth care բժշկական allowing parents to exclude their children from LGBT + related subjects at school.
Proponents of the law say they want to protect the rights of girls – women in school sports – to prevent young people from making medical decisions that they may later regret.