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Expect a Chick-fil-A Showdown This Weekend in Atlanta

Expect a Chick-fil-A Showdown This Weekend in Atlanta

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Protesters plan to descend on Atlanta's Georgia Dome at the end of the week to greet revelers at the Chick-fil-A kickoff game and voice their disapproval with the corporate sponsor's homophobia.

The chicken chain sponsors two football games that inaugurate the college football season -- Tennessee will take on North Carolina State on Friday and Auburn battles Clemson on Saturday -- at the Georgia Dome, not far from its headquarters. Protesters hope to remind sports enthusiasts that Chick-fil-A has given millions to groups that work to strip gays of their rights and that its CEO is proudly homophobic.

"We'll be there to protest Chick-fil-A and urge a boycott," said Atlanta activist Drew Washington. "We'll also be focusing on the other sponsors of the game, like Coca-Cola, AT&T, Delta. It would be nice to hear from them that they aren't like Chick-fil-A."

Chick-fil-A protesters hope additional LGBT activists will join them in Atlanta, especially since many are in the region protesting the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., as well as next week's Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

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Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.
Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.