Friday, December 9, 2011
'Tis The Season To Be Careful - About Who You Donate To - And Where You Shop
Check out the article on Bilerico.
There are other charities that are not anti-gay and do not discriminate against any individuals or groups. Charity Watch is one place to go to check out various organizations - but not necessarily their record on LGBT issues.
As far as shopping goes, you can check out the Human Rights Campaign's Buyers Guide which rates corporations vis-a-vis LGBT issues.
However, nothing is Black and White.
As an example, Home Depot is rated 60 out of 100 and Lowe's is rated 15 out of 100.
But while Home Depot is fair on LGBT issues, the company founder and head of Home Depot Foundation which supports its own PAC is vehemently anti-Obama and by supporting conservative candidates actually works against liberal causes like human rights. Check this.
Best buy is rated 100 by HRC but is supporting an anti-gay candidate in Minnesota.
AND DON'T EVEN TALK TO ME ABOUT WALMART! SEE POST ABOVE 12/13/11.
My suggestion: donate to reputable charities with a good record on human rights and don't shop at any of the big corporations box stores. If you must shop, shop small, shop local.
Better yet, bake cookies.