November 19, 2014
The bell ringers and red kettles will be showing up soon outside stores across the US. Like many LGBT people I stopped donating a few years ago when I realized that the Salvation Army had a very anti-LGBT stance and track record. I regretted the donations I’d made before I realized the extent of their discriminatory record.
Apparently so did many other people. When the story about their policies broke nationally donations went down.
Since that time the Salvation Army has been making changes. They’ve removed anti-gay rhetoric from their website, added a page expressing a non-discrimination policy, removed links to two ex-gay organizations, and extended domestic partner benefits to employees.
I think it’s up to each of us to decide if the changes at the Salvation Army are enough to earn back our change.
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