Chick-Fil-A is under a lot of scrutiny lately as more attention is drawn to the organizations the company donates to. In the past and recently, the company has gotten a reputation as an anti-LGBT friendly one after CEO Dan Cathy openly opposed same-sex marriage. When expanding to the UK, Chick-Fil-A was met with a lot of protest, and will not be able to renew their lease after the year is fulfilled.
However, it looks like the company is starting ti pay attention, or at least consider some of the protest. As of Monday, Chick-Fil-A announced that it will no longer be donating to the Salvation Army or to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, two organizations known to stand against marriage equality. After fulfilling their obligations to the companies, Chick-Fil-A decided they would instead focus their charitable work on “education, homelessness, and hunger.” Some figures, such as GLAAD’s director if campaigns, Drew Anderson, feel Chick-Fil-A has a long way to go to show their dedication to the LGBT community; “If Chick-Fil-A is serious about their pledge to stop holding hands with divisive anti-LGBTQ activists, then further transparency is needed regarding their deep ties to organizations like Focus on the Family, which exist purely to harm LGBTQ people and families.”