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The few weeks ago the anti-gay GOP christian extremist hate group The Family Research Council declared victory over Home Depot a boycott it started two years ago due to The Home Depot’s generous corporate presence at gay pride events an giving to LGBT charities.

Back then the the AFA claimed that:

  • In 2009 and 2010, Home Depot sponsored and marched in at least 16 separate gay pride events. After the boycott began, Home Depot’s participation dropped to just four events in 2011.
  • Home Depot has ordered its employees to stop wearing its highly recognized orange aprons to any homosexual-themed events.
  • Home Depot’s philanthropy arm, The Home Depot Foundation, now prohibits grants to “festivals” and denies requests for workshop kits and aprons. These had shown up at homosexual events on a regular basis

But the truth is that the AFA’s victory dance was all lies and bullshit  as found out by Back2Stonewall.com reader Chuck who contacted Home Depot

Chuck contacted the The Home Depot Corporate Ofices to ask if any of the AFA’s claims were true, and this was the reply he received:

We have never changed our commitment to diversity and inclusion of all
people, and we have no intention of doing so. Nor have we changed our
apron policy or the guidelines for our Foundation?s charitable giving.

Sincerely,

Samantha F. DeVaney
The Home Depot Corporate Office

So now that the AFA has once again been exposed for the hateful liars that they are.  they have now isued a ststement that Home Depot has LIED TO THEM and has caved into “ to homosexual activists.”even though AFA made the entire thing up in the first place.

According to the the newest AFA Bullshit Alert

Home Depot issued this email statement to AFA:

“We have never changed our commitment to diversity and inclusion of all people, and we have no intention of doing so. Nor have we changed our apron policy or the guidelines for our charitable giving

Home Depot’s online policy states it will not sponsor “…festivals, dinners…fundraisers…,” yet it sponsors gay pride festivals and Human Rights Campaign fundraising dinner events. 

TAKE ACTION 

**The online policy to which the FRC refers is Home Depot’s Community Impact Grant Policy.  It is very misleading, because corporate giving is something else altogether.  Take notice that FRC didn’t point this out, because you know THEY LIKE TO LIE. 

Its great that Home Depot stands thier guns again these radical extremist religious organizations and not only should WE shop at Home Depot.  We should say THANK YOU for the support and standing up to these religious bullies.

Call Home Depot and THANK them thier support to the LGBT Community and standing up to the FRC.  

Use the HD Store locator to find your  local store here or call the Corporate Office at 1-800-553-3199 and say THANK YOU.

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Will Kohler has written 6658 articles on this blog.

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, writer, blogger and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Advocate, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, Raw Story, and The Huffington Post

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