Stonewall Inn, considered the birthplace of the gay rights movement in the United States, stated that it will not sell alcohol produced by Anheuser-Busch brewers during the New York Pride Weekend from June 25 to 27 due to donations to conservative lawmakers. Drink.
The famous LGBT+ Stonewall Inn in New York City said it will dump Bud Light and Stella Artois beer this week to protest against brand owners’ donations to companies that support conservative legislators who support transgender rights bills.
Greenwich Village Bar is considered the birthplace of the gay rights movement in the United States, and it said it will stop selling all alcoholic beverages produced by Anheuser-Busch brewers during the New York Pride Weekend from June 25th to 27th.
According to data from Keep Your Pride, an LGBT+ activity donated by monitoring companies, since 2015, Anheuser-Busch has donated 48 times to 29 conservative lawmakers supporting transgender rights issues, totaling US$35,350.
Anheuser-Busch, the largest beer manufacturer in the United States and a subsidiary of Belgium-based Anheuser-Busch InBev, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
It has not previously publicly commented on the political donations reported by Keep Your Pride.
Stacy Lentz, co-owner of Stonewall Inn, said the “dumping” protest will be held on Wednesday.
Lentz said in a statement: “You can’t turn your logo rainbow on social media, call yourself an ally, and then turn around and donate to fuel hatred.”
“There really is no excuse. Companies like Anheuser-Busch need to acknowledge what they do,” she added.
According to the LGBT+ advocacy organization Human Rights Movement, state legislatures have introduced more than 250 LGBT+-related bills this year, of which 18 have been signed into law.
Most passed laws restrict trans children’s participation in sports, while other laws prohibit health care for trans youth and allow parents to choose to have their children withdraw from school’s LGBT+-related subjects.
Supporters of these laws say they want to protect the rights of girls and women in school sports and prevent young people from making medical decisions that they might regret.