Chick-fil-A was the source of controversy following a series of antigay marriage public statements made in June 2012 by chief operating officer Dan Cathy who personally opposes same-sex marriage. The statements followed reports that Chick-fil-A's charitable endeavor, the WinShape Foundation, had made millions in donations to political organizations opposing LGBT rights, and also that the chain co-sponsored a marriage conference along with the Pennsylvania Family Institute (PFI), opposing gay marriage. In reaction, LGBT rights activists called for protests and boycotts of the chain, while counter-protestors rallied in support by eating at the restaurants. National political figures both for and against the actions spoke out and some business partners severed ties with the chain.

While the chicken chain with a long history of anti-LGBTQ donations was most popular with students, Rider's administration took a stand against it. 

November 26 2018 4:40 PM

Dan Cathy, whose corporate foundation continues to fund anti-LGBT causes, will be a keynote speaker at the event.

August 02 2018 3:34 PM

Despite boycotts and pushback, Chick-fil-A continues to donate to anti-LGBT organizations. 

July 23 2018 2:44 PM

Here's one gay man who isn't giving up the food, no matter where the profits go.

June 13 2018 4:15 PM

The CEO of Twitter got a public shaming for promoting Chick-fil-A during Pride Month.

June 11 2018 6:54 PM

Grace Slick is using profits from Chick-fil-A to generate money for the LGBT organization.

February 21 2017 8:08 PM

Hungry politicians ordered food during their sit-in for gun control, but did it need to come from a chain run by a homophobe?

June 24 2016 3:31 PM