Stonewall Inn, which is considered to be the birthplace of the gay rights movement in the U.S., has said it will not sell alcoholic beverages made by Anheuser-Busch brewers on June 25-27 at NYC Pride weekend due to corporate subsidies to Conservative lawmakers.
New York’s famous LGBT + Stonewall Inn said this week it will dump Bud Light and Stella Artois beer in protest of the brand’s owners ’protest against lawmakers targeting transgender rights bills.
The Greenwich Village bar, which is considered to be the birthplace of the gay rights movement in the United States, has said it will stop selling all alcoholic beverages made by brewer Anheuser-Busch from June 25-27 on the NYC Pride weekend.
According to data from the Keep Your Pride LGBT + campaign, which monitors corporate donations, Anheuser-Busch has donated a total of $ 35,350 to 48 lawmakers who have sided with the Conservative on trans rights accounts since 2015.
Anheuser-Busch, the largest U.S. brewer and subsidiary of Belgium’s Anheuser-Busch InBev subsidiary, did not immediately respond to a request for a response.
He has not previously publicly commented on the political donations reported by Keep Your Pride.
Stonewall Inn owner Stacy Lentz said the “throw” protest will take place on Wednesday.
“You can’t turn your logo into a rainbow on social media, name yourself an ally and then turn around and make hateful donations,” Lentz said in a note.
“There really is no excuse, and companies like Anheuser-Busch need to own what they have done,” he added.
This year, 250 bills related to LGBT + have been introduced in the state legislature, and 18 laws have been signed, according to the Human Rights Campaign, according to the LGBT + advocacy group.
Most of the approved laws prohibit trans children from competing in sports, while others prohibit medical care for young trans and allow parents to exclude their children from LGBT + related subjects at school.
Proponents of the law have said they want to protect the rights of girls and women in school sports and prevent young people from making medical decisions that they may later regret.