Bil Browning

Gay Inc vs Queer Liberation

Filed By Bil Browning | June 20, 2012 9:54 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: corporate influence, Gay Inc, GLAAD, HRC, queer liberation, Village Voice

"As a queer person, I find it upsetting that they tell queer people to shop at Starbucks. It's one thing to say congratulations to Starbucks, but when encouraging people to support a business, various things should be considered. Unfortunately, HRC felt the need to push queer people to spend money at Starbucks while neglecting other issues--the fact that most of their coffee isn't fair trade, the fact that they routinely fire people trying to organize."

-- Liberte Locke of the Starbucks Workers Union in a Village Voice article critiquing Gay Inc's tendency to cozy up to corporations and big money donors instead of fighting for queer workers and the issues that affect most of our community.

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