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    Aug 07, 2012 5:24 PM GMT
    And steer clear of the hater businesses. Check out this 2012 guide put out by the Human Rights Campaign.

    http://www.hrc.org/files/assets/resources/2012_BuyersGuide.pdf



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    Aug 07, 2012 5:24 PM GMT
    Seriously IKEA, & Bed Bath & Beyond? I'll try Target and Sears (um, yes, Sears).

    Bad CVS. I'm going to Walgreens across the street.

    What, HEB? Thank you Kroger!

    Shopping's not as easy as it used to be...
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    Aug 07, 2012 5:26 PM GMT
    One of the biggest ways you can stop funding these Right-Wingers is to cancel your AT&T contracts. That's a LOT of money you're giving to the enemy each month!
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    Aug 07, 2012 5:35 PM GMT
    Scruffypup saidOne of the biggest ways you can stop funding these Right-Wingers is to cancel your AT&T contracts. That's a LOT of money you're giving to the enemy each month!


    Damn so Iv been paying "the man" for 5 years now... Gonna change that real soon
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    Aug 07, 2012 5:47 PM GMT
    Adonis_001 said
    Scruffypup saidOne of the biggest ways you can stop funding these Right-Wingers is to cancel your AT&T contracts. That's a LOT of money you're giving to the enemy each month!


    Damn so Iv been paying "the man" for 5 years now... Gonna change that real soon



    Yeah, in fact, there's a phone company named "Credo" that actually gives money to Progressive causes you might be interested in. Check this out: http://action.credomobile.com/lp/top10reasons.html
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    Aug 07, 2012 5:55 PM GMT
    Can't believe how many high end clothing brands were in Red, even though gays buy their stuff more than straight men.
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    Aug 07, 2012 5:57 PM GMT
    I will use this list, and others like it to determine where I work and purchase next! Thanks, Novo! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 07, 2012 6:01 PM GMT
    Holy Schmokes ... that's a whole lot of red ... they really need to make an app for this. As you walk in the store your cell phone goes off and resounds "ALERT: This Is A Gay Basher Enterprise, Please Exit The Building" over and over until you leave. icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 07, 2012 6:25 PM GMT
    [quote][cite]novo said[/cite]Seriously IKEA, & Bed Bath & Beyond? I'll try Target and Sears (um, yes, Sears).


    I remember a few years ago Sears ran a tv commercial for craftsman. It made fun of gay figure skaters in sequined outfits. I stopped shopping at Sears.
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    Aug 07, 2012 6:32 PM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidHoly Schmokes ... that's a whole lot of red ... they really need to make an app for this. As you walk in the store your cell phone goes off and resounds "ALERT: This Is A Gay Basher Enterprise, Please Exit The Building" over and over until you leave. icon_lol.gif


    yes to this.

    thanks for the link, novo. i favorited it immediately. (but i really love my j. crew . . . )
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    Aug 07, 2012 6:33 PM GMT
    asnextdoor saidCan't believe how many high end clothing brands were in Red, even though gays buy their stuff more than straight men.


    that surprised me too.
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    Aug 07, 2012 6:58 PM GMT
    Really Dick's Sporting Goods, really!? Can you imagine how much business they would get if they set up a tent at a Pride event?
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    Aug 07, 2012 7:02 PM GMT
    Trader Joe's... WOW!! icon_confused.gif
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    Aug 07, 2012 7:04 PM GMT
    NIKE icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 07, 2012 7:08 PM GMT
    Excellent list. Thanx for posting, OP.

    I'm guilty of just a few

    Dillards, but only their deeply discounted crap. I last bought about 5 gorgeous shirts for about 30 or 40 bucks. I'm pretty sure they ain't making any money off me but for what they write off their taxes.

    Ace Hardware. There's one so much closer than HomoDepot but I only buy stuff if it doesn't cost more to drive the distance for the cheaper item and I only buy very few items there like, oh, I need three of these stainless steel screws please. So probably it costs them more to help me find an item than they make from me in profit.

    Lowes? Bummer. I've spent significant money with them. Will have to stop shopping there.

    Publix. That's gonna be tough to stop shopping. I can reduce trips using Sweetbay (which I actually like better but they are further away) so practically and realistically speaking, I don't know if I'll be avoid them entirely.

    I have used Century 21 and Sotheby's, no problem omitting either.

    Mr. Coffee? Oh no, not you Mr. Coffee. Oh well, when it breaks I'll find something else.

    Yikes. They've got Stanley, Black & Decker & DeWalt. What's left, my EasyBakeOven?

    And Berkshire Hathaway? Uncle Warren, say it isn't so!

    Lennar I'm surprised at too. I've met one of the Miller heirs through my cousin who is good friends and I never would have associated homophobia with that family.

    Franklin Templeton, was just having drinks the other night with a gay guy who works there. Guess that's his problem more than mine.

    Rockport shoes. Oh that sucks; I like them as they almost always have the wide widths for my flipper feet, great for swimming, horrible for buying shoes.

    Not that I buy into fashion to begin with so I'm gay-safe but I can see a few gay feathers ruffled: Needless Markup, Armani, Gucci & Polo, oh, excellent, and Sacked. That's actually kind of funny.

    No more Bonefish Grill. They're only fair anyway. And no more Carrabba which I don't even like but wind up there when other people want to go.

    Gonna be tough giving up Hess. Best prices in town. Years ago I toured of one of their refineries and got to see what the public normally does not. Though I'm sure this goes on at all the refineries, what crap they pour into the environment after they've "cleaned it" is fucking gross.

    Looks like most of the food we shouldn't eat is what we shouldn't eat anyway. Not a problem in that department except maybe Del Monte on occasions I can avoid and Chiquita (that will be tough to avoid but there's already so many issues with them anyway--just read about the politics of bananas, yikes).

    For McCormick spices & Smuckers jams I can find substitutes.

    Oh no, not Play-Doh. now what will i do?

    Very surprised at Harley-Davidson. What will the dykes ride in the gay pride parades?

    Verizon. Well, that sucks. Not sure what I'm going to do about that.

    Harpo. Shock. Anyone for some new age religion. Fuck you too, Opra.

    National Geographic? Are you fucking kidding me. Didn't I see a bonobo special on there?

    Virgin Media surprises me too. Anyone gotta orgy pic of Branson to post?
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    Aug 07, 2012 7:08 PM GMT
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    asnextdoor saidCan't believe how many high end clothing brands were in Red, even though gays buy their stuff more than straight men.


    that surprised me too.


    me too... Alexander McQueen...wow... don't they know he died for them!! sad!
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    Aug 07, 2012 7:23 PM GMT
    H&M? Seriously? That store's the mecca for gays >_>
  • mizu5

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    Aug 07, 2012 7:34 PM GMT
    I shocked to see chipotle has a 75

    I just quitt from there due to extreme verbal harassment from one managerm that the other managers informed me was "just joking" and "not serious"

    and they informed me they spoke to head office and they would look into it, but it didn't seem serious enough to.
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    Aug 07, 2012 7:43 PM GMT
    Wow. I'm suddenly getting some scary messages from sock accounts. icon_eek.gif
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    Aug 07, 2012 7:46 PM GMT
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    novo saidWow. I'm suddenly getting some scary messages from sock accounts. icon_eek.gif

    Really, like what?


    Chick Fil A decided to create a Real Jock account so they can try to help with PR just like they did pretending to be a 14 year old girl on Facebook.
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    Aug 07, 2012 7:51 PM GMT
    mizu5 saidI shocked to see chipotle has a 75

    I just quitt from there due to extreme verbal harassment from one managerm that the other managers informed me was "just joking" and "not serious"

    and they informed me they spoke to head office and they would look into it, but it didn't seem serious enough to.


    I'm sorry. icon_cry.gif

    When you didn't get a good local response, you should have taken it DIRECTLY to corporate HR. There is probably a hotline for these kinds of reports.
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    Aug 07, 2012 7:51 PM GMT
    Krankheit said
    novo saidWow. I'm suddenly getting some scary messages from sock accounts. icon_eek.gif

    Really, like what?


    One says, "Be made pure unwashed one," with a link to a YouTube vid. But I'm on my phone, so not checking it. Another weird one inviting me to Skype. If I disappear anytime soon, send help... icon_eek.gif
  • TroyAthlete

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    Aug 07, 2012 7:52 PM GMT
    Some of these companies only got red because they didn't respond to HRC's survey. Just a little FYI.
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    Aug 07, 2012 7:53 PM GMT
    TroyAthlete saidSome of these companies only got red because they didn't respond to HRC's survey. Just a little FYI.


    Good to know.
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    Aug 07, 2012 7:53 PM GMT
    novo said
    Krankheit said
    novo saidWow. I'm suddenly getting some scary messages from sock accounts. icon_eek.gif

    Really, like what?


    One says, "Be made pure unwashed one," with a link to a YouTube vid. But I'm on my phone, so not checking it. Another weird one inviting me to Skype. If I disappear anytime soon, send help... icon_eek.gif


    Sounds like the Reaper is back. Not surprising, since Stuart/Sustenance/Vitality got sent away.....