The LGBTQ community finally starts holding corporate ‘ally’ feet to the fire

Via LGBTQ Nation

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LGBTQ rights advocates have long pointed to the problematic nature of tying the fight for equality with corporations, who provide needed funds but can come with political and social baggage that increasingly cannot be ignored.

In an article published Wednesday by the Washington Blade on confronting racism in the LGBTQ community, Russell Roybal, deputy executive director of the National LGBTQ Task Force, said Wells Fargo would no longer be a corporate sponsor.

Angela Peoples, the executive director of GetEqual, said the organization had called on the Task Force, and the Creating Change conference they run, to “divest from Wells Fargo because of their relationship with the Dakota Access Pipeline and to private prisons.”

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