Dan Cathy

Find out the latest news about Dan Cathy, the antigay chief operating officer of Chick-fil-A. Dan Cathy's father and grandfather opened the first Chick-fil-A in 1967 in Atlanta. Forty-five years later, the company is one of the largest fast-food outfits in the country, with 1,608 restaurants, 61,000 employees, and $4 billion in sales last year. The fast-food company specializing in chicken has reported millions of dollars in donations to antigay groups including the Family Research Council, the Marriage and Family Foundation, and more.

A proposed Chick-fil-A franchise in Denver International Airport has been put on hold as City Council members raise concerns about the company's antigay positions.

August 21 2015 2:36 PM

Dan Cathy says his opinions on marriage haven't changed, he's just learned to keep them to himself.

March 17 2014 6:12 PM

Chick-fil-A has formed a business partnership with a professional basketball team in Florida.

November 22 2013 4:31 PM

Dan Cathy, with his history of antigay statements and donations, was a controversial choice for the Urban League of Greater Atlanta's Community Empowerment Award.

November 17 2013 12:38 PM

The president of Chick-fil-A once proudly declared his company opposed to marriage equality.

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Emory's school newspaper, The Emory Wheel, announces that the campus will no longer support a Chick-fil-A

March 12 2013 3:07 PM

The fast food chain is highlighting the fact it stopped giving to a host of antigay groups. But some organizations remain that were considered questionable in the past.

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A satirical group calling itself the Chick-fil-A Foundation has for a while now been mocking the notion that being gay is a choice. But it's latest tactic has by far gotten the most attention.

January 10 2013 6:32 PM

As far as the news cycle is concerned, 2012 was a banner year for LGBTs. From never-ending coverage of Chick-fil-A’s antigay ways to the president’s endorsement of marriage equality — and the collective conservative conniption that followed — these are the stories that topped our gaydar in 2012.

December 26 2012 4:00 AM

Upon returning from an international conference, Uganda's Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kagada, called for a parliamentary vote on the country's "Anti-Homosexuality Bill."

October 31 2012 3:48 PM