As this year winds down and 2015 is right around the corner east Fort Lauderdale (or should we say Gay Fort Lauderdale) will have a new place to eat: Chick-Fil-A. Yes that Chick-Fil-A, the one that made nationwide headlines as its CEO and one of the founders sons Don Cathy announced his views on LGBT people and marriage equality.
The new location will be on Federal Highway just north of 26th Street and south of busy Oakland Park Blvd. With several locations within the metropolitan area but most in the western suburbs or major shopping malls. Their opening in its new location really makes a presence in what is the countries largest gay populations. The bigger question remains will our LGBT community avoid patronizing here or not and will it matter.
With only about 15 states left without marriage equality and Florida being one of them will it really matter still make a stance and avoid eating at Chick-Fil-A? The obvious answer is: YES. The company has really not changed chorus and their underlying tone still remains hateful and defiant towards to LGBT people and rights. So we say pass on this Chick and spend your money elsewhere.