Dear Chick-fil-A: The LGBTQ+ Community Is Not Behind Your Latest Publicity Stunt

The fast-food chain recently announced they would stop donating to anti-LGBTQ+ organizations

rainbow flag and chick-fil-a signage
Chick-fil-A has a long history of supporting anti-LGBTQ+ organizations. Getty Images

It has long debated whether Chick-fil-A should be boycotted for its longstanding support of nonprofits with a history of discriminating against the LGBTQ+ community. Of course, the debate begs the question: Do we as consumers have the power to force companies to change their practices? Well, now we have proof that we do. Within a month of opening the first U.K. Chick-fil-A, pressure from local citizens through demonstration and boycott forced the landlord to announce that they will not renew the fast-food restaurant’s lease because it is the “right thing to do.”

Rigel Cable is an opinion contributor and director of data analytics.