LOS ANGELES, CA - During the Grammy awards Feb. 12, the notoriously anti-LGBT restaurant chain Chick-fil-A debuted a new commercial featuring the voice and hit song, Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now, of Grace Slick, a member of legendary rock bands Jefferson Airplane and Starship. To strike back at the restaurant’s anti-LGBT agenda, Slick is donating every dime she made from that ad to Lambda Legal, the nation’s oldest and largest LGBT legal organization.
Chick-fil-A has a well-documented history of funding anti-LGBT organizations through their philanthropic foundation WinShape. In interviews, CEO Dan T. Cathy has critiqued LGBT rights supporters who “have the audacity to define marriage” and said they are bringing “God’s judgment” upon the nation.
While Slick initially wanted to turn down Chick-fil-A’s offer, she decided to instead make a public example of Chick-fil-A and to use their own cash to undermine the company’s anti-LGBT agenda. Slick wrote an op-ed for Forbes discussing her donation and Chick-fil-A’s history of anti-LGBT advocacy. Read it at Forbes.com. l