Rachel Charlene Lewis
November 03, 2016 3:06 pm
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The election drama continues! This week, popular beer brand Yuengling backed Trump — and people are not happy. As a result of Yuengling endorsing Trump, many gay bars are no longer serving Yuengling. After the endorsement, Rep. Brian Sims, Pennsylvania’s first openly gay state legislator, wrote a Facebook post in which he called on gay-owned businesses to stop support of Yuengling.

Sims explained,

And it’s not just about Trump’s stance on gay rights. Sims explained that not supporting Trump also crosses over into the protection of other marginalized groups, like women and people of color.

At the end of the day, money is one major way to influence the political stances of brands. Sims continued,

What a time to be alive, friends.

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