Bud Light still struggles to recover from anti-trans boycott

May 8, 2024
Last April, Bud Light became the target of a conservative boycott over a 45-second promotional video posted by a transgender influencer.
Bud Light's response to backlash following a sponsored ad featuring a trans influencer "was poor on every level," said Joanna Schwartz at Georgia College and State University.
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LGBT support makes good economic sense

According to research, when it comes to LGBT rights, "being a little bit more legally inclusive was worth roughly $2,000 in GDP per capita," said economics professor Lee Badgett.
Economics professor, Lee Badgett, explains how more LGBT inclusion can help the economy.
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A family fled Texas to protect their transgender child. They're still afraid.

May 8, 2023
As conservative politicians target LGBTQ rights, more families worry they'll have to move.
Demonstrators gather at the Texas State Capitol on March 8.
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Bud Light sales fall amid boycott over collaboration with trans influencer

Other brands are watching how the company deals with becoming part of the debate on transgender rights, says E.J. Schultz of Ad Age.
Bud Light sales fell 17% for the week ending April 15 compared to the same week a year earlier, according to the Associated Press.
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Businesses are speaking out against anti-LGBTQ laws

Apr 4, 2022
More than 220 companies have signed a letter denouncing laws like Texas' anti-trans law and Florida's "Don't Say Gay" legislation.
Amazon, Apple, CVS, General Motors, Kellogg’s and Starbucks are among the household brands that have come out against anti-LGBTQ laws in various states.
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How broadly will a Supreme Court ruling on LGBTQ rights and religious freedom apply?

Jun 18, 2021
It was a relatively narrow decision in favor of Catholic Social Services, but some say it indicates a shift at the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court ruled recently that states can prosecute crimes allegedly committed by non-Natives on tribal land.
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States passing anti-transgender laws could face economic backlash

May 4, 2021
The corporate response so far has been muted.
Opponents of several bills targeting transgender youth attend a rally at the Alabama State House to draw attention to anti-transgender legislation introduced in the state, on March 30, 2021 in Montgomery, Ala.
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What lawmakers can do to protect transgender workers

Mar 8, 2021
Last summer, the Supreme Court ruled it's illegal under federal law to fire someone for being lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans.
Non-discrimination laws alone are not enough to stop discrimination across the board.
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What it means to create a trans-inclusive workplace

Mar 8, 2021
Despite a 2020 Supreme Court ruling, many trans people continue to face discrimination and mistreatment at work.
"There are a lot of resources where, people that are trans-visible, where you can listen to their podcasts or their TED Talks. There are books about trans people and they're explaining their experience. So doing the work, and meeting that person halfway," says NiiLee Grant.
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Biden administration extends housing protection to LGBTQ Americans

Feb 12, 2021
They'll be protected under the Fair Housing Act.
The new interpretation of the Fair Housing Act includes people renting apartments, at shelters or involved with mortgage and other real estate transactions, said Spencer Watson, who runs the Center for LGBTQ Economic Advancement and Research.
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