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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:57 PM

New Hampshire’s only Chick-fil-A store breaks with founder to sponsor LGBT Pride

Chick-fil-A store breaks with founder to sponsor LGBT Pride

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/08/01/chick-fil-a-store-breaks-with-founder-to-sponsor-lgbt-pride/



New Hampshire’s only Chick-fil-A restaurant is going against the wishes of chicken chain founder Dan Cathy by pledging to co-sponsor an LGBT Pride Festival in the state.

In a statement on the New Hampshire Pride Festival website, Nashua Chick-fil-A franchise manager Anthony Picolia said he was backing the the event, citing “positive relationships with family, friends, customers and employees in the LGBT community.”

“It would make me sad if someone felt that they were not openly welcomed into my life or restaurant based on their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender,” Picolia explained. “Chick-fil-A at Pheasant Lane Mall has gay employees and serves gay customers with honor, dignity and respect. We also don’t discriminate in giving back to the Nashua community, donating to a wide variety of causes.”

“I would challenge people to come have a conversation with me before they make assumptions or boycott my restaurant. Come to my restaurant and see for yourself that my team and I only have one mission: To serve exceptional experiences to all.”

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Amerigo Vespucci Aug 2012 OP
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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 02:07 PM

1. It's the NH way

This state has a long history of not discriminating against anyone with green folding money. And it's a small place - It's Cousin Joe and Aunt Betty's "friend" - not so much "teh gay".

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 11:14 AM

2. this makes me so glad-

sometimes the only voices that get heard from NH are the ones filled with hate and ugliness- I'm proud that Mr.Picolia is willing to make such a public statement FOR equality, and that he is willing to alienate some 'fundementalists' in the prospect-

Maybe other franchises' will follow suit-

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