In light of conservative opposition to the company’s partnership with Dylan Mulvaney, Anheuser-Busch is exhorted to publicly reaffirm its support for the transgender community.
“In this moment, it is absolutely critical for Anheuser-Busch to stand in solidarity with Dylan and the trans community,” reads a letter obtained by The Hill sent to Anheuser-Busch’s head of human resources by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. https://t.co/8ZsaQn1xtP
— The Hill (@thehill) April 29, 2023
This week, Jay Brown, senior vice president of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, sent a letter to the chief of human resources at Anheuser-Busch, which The Hill has obtained.
The Wednesday letter stated, “In this moment, it is absolutely critical for Anheuser-Busch to stand in solidarity with Dylan and the trans community.”
“However, when faced with anti-LGBTQ+ and transphobic criticism, Anheuser-Busch’s actions demonstrate a profound lack of fortitude in upholding its values of diversity, equity, and inclusion to employees, customers, shareholders and the LGBTQ+ community,” the letter continued.
The HRC disagreed with Anheuser-Busch’s April 14 statement entitled “Our Responsibility to America.”
This statement included, “We never intended to be part of a discussion that divides people. We are in the business of bringing people together over a beer.”
The company’s decision to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Mulvaney’s “Days of Girlhood” TikTok series with a beer can featuring Mulvaney’s visage sparked a tempest.
According to Fox Business, Anheuser-Busch lost more than $5 billion in value in the week following Mulvaney’s partnership announcement, and Yahoo Finance reported last week that Bud Light sales have dropped an astounding 17% since Mulvaney’s announcement.
The company now finds itself in the unenviable position of attempting to maintain its market share without offending the LGBT community or the HRC in particular.
The HRC is the nation’s largest and most influential LGBT rights organization. Moreover, the HRC is responsible for the “Corporate Equality Index.”
More on this story via The Western Journal:
According to the New York Post, the HRC uses its Corporate Equality Index (CEI) to issue report cards for America’s biggest corporations awarding or subtracting points for how well companies adhere to what HRC calls its rating criteria. CONTINUE READING…