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Kellogg Put its Cereals ‘All Together’ to Celebrate LGBTQ Inclusivity and Fight Bullying, and Guess Whose Heads are Exploding

Kellogg this week put Raisin Bran, Corn Flakes, Rice Krispies, Frosted Flakes, Froot Loops and Frosted Mini Wheats “all together” to make a statement about LGBTQ inclusivity and made a $50,000 donation to GLAAD to support its annual anti-bullying Spirit Day. At Kellogg Company, we're ALL TOGETHER taking a stand against bullying, and we're proud to support #SpiritDay. Get your limited edition box of ALL TOGETHER cereal at— Kellogg Company (@KelloggCompany) October 17, 2019 Wrote the company: “We all belong together. So for the first time in history,...
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UK’s First Chick-fil-A Announces Closure 8 Days After Opening Following ‘Get the Chick Out’ Campaign by LGBTQ Group

Chick-fil-A by Chris Potter / (CC BY 2.0) The UK shopping center where the nation’s first Chick-fil-A restaurant opened on October 10, announced this week that the anti-LGBTQ chicken franchise’s lease would not be renewed because of backlash from the community and calls for a boycott by Reading Pride, the local LGBTQ rights group. Live in Reading protesting @ChickfilA alongside @Reading_Pride and many Pride Organisers across the UK— UK Pride Network (@UKPrideNetwork) October 19, 2019 Based on the following, we are staunchly opposed to @ChickfilA setting up shop in the...
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Jonathan Van Ness, the New Face of PooPourri, Shares Horrific Story in Effort to Rid the World of ‘Poo Shame’ — WATCH

Forget Gay of Thrones. Queer Eye‘s Jonathan Van Ness has a new gig. He’s the new spokesperson for the toilet spray Poo~Pourri and shares a LOT in a new video talking about his desire to destigmatize pooping and get rid of “poo shame.” Said Van Ness: “I love the idea of de-stigmatizing things that have shame attached to them. I’ve dealt with poo shame myself and this campaign was a fun way to instill confidence in others. People poop, and sometimes you feel weird about pooping, but you just gotta...
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On National Coming Out Day, it’s time for bosses to come out and celebrate their LGBT+ employees

Diversity and inclusion can mean many things to many people. It can evoke an emotional experience when, for whatever reason, someone found themselves to be ‘different’. Or it can conjure up the moment that – whether as a child, teen or adult – someone began to realise they didn’t quite fit the mould ready made for them. I remember vividly the lengths I went to cover it up. So after finally coming out, to have a recruiter say only a few years ago: “I’d take off the gay and LGBT+...
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Transgender Boxer Patricio Manuel is the New Face of Everlast

Transgender boxer Patricio Manuel is the new face of international iconic boxing and fitness brand Everlast. CNBC reports: “On Dec. 12, 2018, he became the world’s first transgender boxer to compete in a professional fight — and he came away with a win, to boot. On Sept. 26 he made history again when iconic boxing brand Everlast named him the face of its company — a position previously held by boxing legends Jack Dempsey, Sugar Ray Robinson and Canelo Álvarez.” Manuel, who began his boxing career as a female competitor in...
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A quarter of all LGBT people have been bullied at work, study finds

A quarter of LGBT+ people around the world have experienced bullying in the workplace, a new inclusion study has shown. The Kantar Inclusion Index asked 18,000 people in 14 countries and 24 industries about equality, diversity and inclusion in business. The study found that more than half of LGBT+ people suffer from “consistent high stress, anxiety and mental health problems” at work. Of these people, 59 percent said their companies were aware of their mental health problems, but 38 percent said their employer was unsupportive. When looking at what caused...
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