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Corporations step up to sponsor gay pride festivals
Pioneer Press ^ | 6-27-14 | Brady McCombs

Posted on 06/30/2014 5:15:06 AM PDT by TurboZamboni

In between muscular men in Speedos gyrating to thumping dance music and drag queens decked out in formal gowns, Salt Lake City's gay pride parade also featured a few, more conventional participants: Some of America's most well-known companies.

From Starbucks to eBay to Macy's, the increasing visibility of corporations at the parade in Utah and at others across the country in recent years comes as same-sex marriage bans fall in the courts and polls show greater public acceptance of gay marriage.

In that climate, companies are finding that the benefits of sponsorship outweigh the risks of staying away, giving them a chance to make a statement in support of diversity and use it to help recruit and retain top talent who want to work for a business that supports LGBT rights.

"We understand there are people who might have different points of view on that," said spokesman Michael Palese at Chrysler, which has been a sponsor of the Motor City Pride Festival and Parade in Detroit for years and became a primary backer this spring.

"We respect their point of view as long as they respect ours," Palese said.

This weekend, some of the largest gay pride events are scheduled, including in the Twin Cities, New York, San Francisco and Chicago. They come just days after a federal appeals court, in a Utah case, ruled for the first time that gay couples have a constitutional right to marry.

At many companies, support for pride parades and festivals is being fueled by internal Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender councils who are given small budgets and freedom to spend that money where they choose.

(Excerpt) Read more at twincities.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: corporatepc; gaymafia
Maybe GM could focus more on making cars that don't kill people.
1 posted on 06/30/2014 5:15:06 AM PDT by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni
FAGS rule. . . . For Now, like in Sodom & Gomorrah.
2 posted on 06/30/2014 5:17:49 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Why would ANYBODY want to be President after the mess ZERO is leaving?)
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To: DeaconRed

And if God doesn’t fix it He will owe Sodom and Gomorrah an apology.

I weep for my country


3 posted on 06/30/2014 5:23:04 AM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: TurboZamboni

I’m shocked that Bath-house Barry hasn’t been selected grand marshal at one of these “events”.


4 posted on 06/30/2014 5:24:51 AM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: John O
I was born in 1946.
This country is a long way from the country I grew up in.
It is Sad. . . . . Very Sad.
Somehow right became wrong and wrong became right. . . .
5 posted on 06/30/2014 5:28:03 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Why would ANYBODY want to be President after the mess ZERO is leaving?)
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To: TurboZamboni
the benefits of sponsorship outweigh the risks of staying away

Among those benefits are government contracts.

6 posted on 06/30/2014 5:28:56 AM PDT by madprof98
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To: DeaconRed

7 posted on 06/30/2014 5:33:19 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: TurboZamboni
Corporations step up to sponsor gay pride festivals

the makers of KY and Vaseline have stepped up to the plate as has the international brotherhood of bone smugglers....
“look for the goon-yun lable.....bugger your boyfriend on the kitchen table”.

8 posted on 06/30/2014 5:34:39 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: YankeeReb
I’m shocked that Bath-house Barry hasn’t been selected grand marshal at one of these “events”.


9 posted on 06/30/2014 5:37:50 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: TurboZamboni
"We respect their point of view as long as they respect ours,"

Respecting "our" point-of-view?

Not if you're a baker or a photographer.

10 posted on 06/30/2014 5:47:19 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Starbucks is gay?

Didn’t see that one coming


11 posted on 06/30/2014 5:48:36 AM PDT by Rome2000
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To: TurboZamboni

Someone in Marketing at GM probably decided that “GM” can stand for “Gay Male” and “Gay Marriage”...not just “Green Motors”, “General Marxism” OR “General Motors”.


12 posted on 06/30/2014 5:50:23 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Most of these Corporations are controlled by Globalist Banksters. They are not money making concerns as much as they are fronts for economic control and social engineering.


13 posted on 06/30/2014 6:04:39 AM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: TurboZamboni

More businesses for me to boycott.


14 posted on 06/30/2014 6:05:35 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: TurboZamboni

I am seeing it my business. I have a bunch of clients...all local businesses...actively promoting and sponsoring these events. It’s a first this year, and it’s widespread. No worries,apparently, about offending anyone opposed. Usually it would be unmentioned.


15 posted on 06/30/2014 6:13:47 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: TurboZamboni
Starbucks

eBay

Macy's

Chrysler

No big deal from this end.

16 posted on 06/30/2014 6:13:59 AM PDT by upchuck (Everyday, Joe Wilson becomes more correct!)
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To: fatnotlazy

It’s long overdue for conservatives to just STOP ALL buying UNLESS the outfit shows their willingness to fight the globalists and support traditional American values. Pay more and buy food locally, local farmers.

Keep your money in the bank and don’t spent it until the retail marketplaces show their true intent.


17 posted on 06/30/2014 6:15:20 AM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: TurboZamboni
In between muscular men in Speedos gyrating to thumping dance music and drag queens decked out in formal gowns

GM and Starbucks wouldn't be caught dead sponsoring a public sex event if the participants were straight. Do any of them see what goes on at these events? These guys in speedos and drag queens aren't just waiving to the crowd. They are simulating sex and engaging in other lewd conduct. They aren't "just like you and me."

18 posted on 06/30/2014 6:16:08 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: TurboZamboni

Look at me.
Look at me.
Look at me.
Look at me.
Look at me.
Look at me.
Look at me.
Look at me.
Look at me.


19 posted on 06/30/2014 6:25:38 AM PDT by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!)
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To: TurboZamboni

Good, gives me a good list of companies to avoid.

And avoid them I will.


20 posted on 06/30/2014 6:30:10 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Travis McGee

Bingo. Marriage is the union of a man and a woman.
“gay” marriage is like dry water. It doesn’t exist.
What if I want to proclaim that I am a Doberman pinscher. Does that make it so?


21 posted on 06/30/2014 6:36:06 AM PDT by Texas resident (The democrat party is the CPUSA)
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To: Travis McGee

Or better yet, as a male, I demand the right to have a baby.

That’ll show them.

Props to Monty Python on that one.


22 posted on 06/30/2014 6:37:59 AM PDT by Texas resident (The democrat party is the CPUSA)
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To: TurboZamboni

eBay? Oh, no! Now I have to give them up, too, huh?


23 posted on 06/30/2014 7:20:19 AM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: TurboZamboni

How many fags and freaks are there in the country? How are they so well organized? How do they have such influence?

One company I know surely supports the LGBT freaks and that is.... Chevron. Their office lobby has posters that proudly proclaim their support for the local LGBT clubs and how proud they are to be listed in the top 10 of corporations for LGBT freaks.

Self-insured for medical care, I wonder how much their liability is for Aids?


24 posted on 06/30/2014 7:27:15 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: TurboZamboni

Calling “Evil Good and Good Evil” is the point at which a nation is turned into hell... Christians, stand for God!! don’t be afraid to call Evil, Evil and speak the name of Jesus Christ publicly today.


25 posted on 06/30/2014 7:36:14 AM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: Texas resident

Yes, it makes it so. And everybody must refer to you as such. It is all up to you. You get to determine the reality others must abide.

Alas, Brave New Babylon


26 posted on 06/30/2014 7:57:24 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: dps.inspect

Amen!


27 posted on 06/30/2014 9:03:45 AM PDT by ShasheMac (Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10)
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To: dps.inspect

“Calling “Evil Good and Good Evil” is the point at which a nation is turned into hell... Christians, stand for God!! don’t be afraid to call Evil, Evil and speak the name of Jesus Christ publicly today.”

When you do, best have your ducks in a row, because the MSM will tear your life apart looking for fly poop in your pepper to show the world your hypocrisy. Live blamelessly so as to give the enemy nothing to criticize.


28 posted on 06/30/2014 9:54:09 AM PDT by Blue Collar Christian (There's only one reason for authorities to take the arms of good people.)
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To: Blue Collar Christian

Yes, but we do fail, constantly... but what distinguishes us from the word is that we acknowledge God, even in our fallenness. King David, though he was an imperfect vessel, was a man after God’s heart and God honored him. Ya, they can and will through stones, but we need to stand and take the hits and continue to stand. “We have this treasure in earthen vessels” and that treasure is what the world hates, the treasure speaks for itself... Jesus be Praised!!


29 posted on 06/30/2014 10:39:12 AM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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