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Stonewall Inn Says No to Anheuser-Busch After GOP Donations

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The Stonewall Inn recently announced it won't be selling products from Anheuser-Busch during the upcoming Pride weekend in New York because od the beer company's corporate donations.

The iconic bar's co-owners Stacy Lentz and Kurt Kelly announced the temporary ban is part of the "Keep Your Pride" campaign, which highlights five companies that purport to stand with LGBTQ+ customers but have donated to politicians with anti-LGBTQ+ policies. Besides Anheuser-Busch — which has given $35,350 to 29 anti-equality politicians — the campaign includes NBC, AT&T, General Motors, and Coca-Cola. 

"We just felt Stonewall having the platform, the power to do this, it was important to stand up," Lentz told the Associated Press. "We really just want Anheuser-Busch to stop donating to lawmakers who are trying to legalize discrimination."

St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch produces Budweiser, Bud Light, Michelob Ultra, and Stella Artois, among many other alcoholic beverages.

Anheuser-Busch released a statement in response to the Stonewall ban: "We support candidates for public office whose policy positions and objectives support investments in our communities, job creation and industry growth. Together, with our brands, we have a clear role to play in bringing real change and creating an inclusive and equitable world where we cherish and celebrate one another."

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