$108.00 donated in past month
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Sun Jun 27 2004Pride: Brought to You by the Extreme Right Beer
Sun Jun 27 2004Corporate Pride and Coors Beer
6/27/04: As Pride festivities have been hitting the streets across the US this month, the battle continues to rage over corporate sponsorship of what started, at least, as a political movement. By far the most controversial corporate sponsor has been Coors, controlled by the Coors family, which donates millions each year to anti-gay and other right-wing causes, started the Heritage Foundation, and whose side ventures have ranged from the John Birch Society to the Nicaraguan Contras. Following the outcry from queer activists that Pride is about true liberation, not a marketing scheme for anti-gay corporations, there has been some progress: so far this year only three cities are helping Coors sell beer: Atlanta, Denver and Reno.
Peter Coors is currently on unpaid leave from Coors Brewing Company to campaign for US Senate as a Republican; according to Coors, during this time, Peter Coors' views, for instance supporting a constitutional ban on gay marriage, "do not reflect the views of the company." For several years, the National Lawyers Guild has been supporting a boycott of Coors, which has recently been renewed in light of Peter Coors' run for Congress.
Following a labor-backed boycott against Coors' union-busting policies, in 1978, gay San Francisco politician Harvey Milk launched a boycott of Coors products that spread across the country—triggered by Coors' employees being forced to take homosexuality lie detector tests. Since then Coors has attempted to court the gay community. It extended benefits to the partners of gay workers and in 1999 hired Mary Cheney to help it gain access to the gay market. Cheney left the company in 2000 to work on her father Dick Cheney's campaign for Vice President.
Anti-Fascists Shut Down Nazi Rally at California State Capitol (6 comments) Tuesday Jun 28th 7:10 PM
No “Free Speech” for Fascists: Neo-Nazis Shut Down in Sacramento (1 comment) Monday Jun 27th 10:37 PM
Politicians booed off stage, mentions of Orlando, plus more, at Trans March 2016 (2 comments) Saturday Jun 25th 12:00 PM
Memorial and march over the shootings of LGBT folks at an Orlando nightclub. (2 comments) Sunday Jun 19th 10:08 AM
Watsonville Vigil Remembers the Victims of Orlando Monday Jun 13th 11:43 PM
Take Back Pride (2 comments) Saturday May 14th 11:52 AM
BiNet Santa Cruz Launch (3 comments) Friday Mar 11th 3:11 PMMore Local News...
[ × close ]
Lyn Archer speaks about New Orleans City proposed shut-down of French Quarter Strip Clubs Monday Jun 27th 7:45 AM
Dawn Collins on RootsCampLA 2016 Thursday Jun 23rd 5:25 AM
Indonesian Atrocities against Gays Monday Feb 29th 8:38 PM
Conversations in Color Featuring Alexis De Veaux and Janet Mock Saturday Feb 20th 9:41 PM
Task Force Urges Pope Francis to Practice "Golden Rule" for LGBTQ People and Families (1 comment) Thursday Sep 24th 12:01 PM
Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs & Almah LaVon on Dark Sciences: A People Of Color Dream Retreat Wednesday Jul 8th 7:17 AM
Girls Rock New Orleans, June 8th-13th 2015 Thursday May 28th 5:12 PMMore Global News...
[ × close ]
Friends and Family Friday Nov 27th 1:48 PM
Obama asked to abstain from handshake with child misuser Tuesday Oct 6th 5:11 AM
LGBTQ Weddings, Pride Celebrations Follow Historic Supreme Court Ruling on Marriage Equality Thursday Jul 9th 12:00 AM
#ThankFrank Thursday Jun 18th 3:47 PM
UCSC Announces Arrest Made in Hate Crime Assault Case Tuesday Jun 2nd 1:59 PM
NBC Bay Area’s Bay Area Revelations Series Returns With Rebels & Revolutions (1 comment) Wednesday Apr 29th 6:26 PM
#makepennyproud raw audio new orleans Sunday Apr 26th 3:34 PMOpen Newswire...
[ × close ]