So it’s Pride month and all these companies are updating their logos to be queer-friendly, to be an ally to the LGBTQ+ community. But are they, really, allies?
Democrat Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal is taking on these companies who trot out their queer-friendly ads and logos every year but the other eleven months donate to decidedly anti-LGBTRQ+ causes and politicians. Jayapal used Twitter, and screenshots of companies who’ve changed their social media graphics to “show Pride”, to bring the receipts on how much money they’ve paid to block pro-LGBTQ legislation:
In addition to Jayapal throwing shade at AT&T, the company is also being held accountable by the #KeepYourPride campaign that also targets ALLEGED allies who are funding anti-LGBTQ+ politicians who actively harm the community. The group is also focusing on Anheuser-Busch, NBCUniversal, General Motors, and Coca-Cola.
We don’t need your faux-Pride once a year, we need allies all year-long who stand with us, not behind us putting a knife in our backs.