Stonewall Inn to pour Bud Light down the drain in Anheuser-Busch protest

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06/21/2021

The owners of the Stonewall Inn in New York say they will not serve some beers at the famous LGBTQ+ bar during Pride weekend – and will ceremonially pour some down a drain – to protest against manufacturer Anheuser-Busch’s political contributions to some politicians who have supported anti-LGBTQ+ legislation. In June 1969, at an earlier incarnation of the Stonewall Inn, bar patrons fought with police who had come to carry out a raid, galvanizing gay rights activism around the US and the world. This year, co-owners Stacy Lentz and Kurt Kelly said they would be instituting the ban on Friday in support of the “Keep Your Pride” campaign, a recently launched effort highlighting five companies it says advertise support during Pride but have also made contributions to anti-LGBTQ+ lawmakers.

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