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7 Companies Anti-Gay Groups Are Boycotting (And You Should Be Buying From)

Archie Comics

If you follow comic books, then you may know that Archie Comics has been breaking new ground lately with Kevin Keller, a gay character who has joined the Riverdale gang a few years back—and has even gotten his own series. In Life with Archie #16, a story set in the future, Kevin is a war hero who marries his African-American boyfriend.

As you can imagine, the American Family Association had a seizure over the whole thing. They called for a boycott against Archie Comics (and Toys R Us for carrying the issue).

Archie Comics was not having it. CEO Jon Goldwater stated:

“We stand by Life with Archie #16. As I’ve said before, Riverdale is a safe, welcoming place that does not judge anyone. It’s an idealized version of America that will hopefully become reality someday.

We’re sorry the American Family Association/OneMillionMoms.com feels so negatively about our product, but they have every right to their opinion, just like we have the right to stand by ours. Kevin Keller will forever be a part of Riverdale and he will live a happy, long life free of prejudice, hate and narrow-minded people.”


But let’s face it: The print-media business is hurtin’, and even the handful of yahoos who burned their copies of Betty & Veronica did some damage. So go to your local nerd den and balance the scales.

What to buy:  The hardcover Kevin Keller graphic novel (which includes Kevin’s miniseries and his debut issue, Veronica #202) and a subscription to the Kevin Keller comic.


    • Joe

      Home Depot should be on the list just because of the cruisiness of their rest rooms. :-)
      You know what I mean.

      Jul 2, 2012 at 8:05 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tj

      Click-through slide show?

      I don’t thing so, just give me a freakin bullet list.

      Jul 2, 2012 at 8:29 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Olive Austin

      @tj — Then how would Queerty inflate their page visit statistics?

      Jul 2, 2012 at 8:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • randy

      Let’s increase that number. I want them boycotting TONS of companies!

      They won’t be able to keep track of them, and the more they boycott, the more ridiculous they look. And of course, the more they have the, the more likely these boycotts will fail.

      Jul 2, 2012 at 10:48 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ChristopherM

      It isn’t enough that you shop there, you have to let them know why. I bought a freezer from Home Depot a d specifically let them know it was because of their support of equality.

      Jul 2, 2012 at 11:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ian

      @ChristopherM: I agree. Companies actually listen to customer feedback, especially when positive. Letting these businesses know WHY you are a customer is a good idea.

      Jul 2, 2012 at 11:23 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Spike

      @Joe: The bathrooms at HomoDepot are always dirty, why not just cruise any given aisle?!!?

      Jul 2, 2012 at 11:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Blake

      AFA concerned about Home Depot influencing children, interesting. I would like to meet some of these children so in love with Home Depot.

      Jul 2, 2012 at 11:54 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dshawns

      i support them all with the exception of Archie Comics and EA ( no longer a comic collector and have never been a gamer). Guess I will be shopping at the Home Depot more than Lowes now.

      Jul 2, 2012 at 11:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • FreddyMertz

      Support most…don’t really do comics..unless they’re in movie form….and Girl Scout cookies are evil…as I sit here munching on a thin mint. LOL

      Jul 2, 2012 at 12:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • guydads

      Here is a list of anti-gay companies and business (all on one page) as well as a list of companies that have changed their ways. http://guydads.blogspot.com/2008/12/anti-gay-companies.html

      Jul 2, 2012 at 12:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • w.e.

      I would hold off on buying those placemats at JC Penneys. They just abruptly fired their new progressive CEO after just 8 months. Somehow, I don’t think we’ll be seeing much of Ellen anymore either.

      Jul 2, 2012 at 1:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Charli

      Yeah man!! H o m o D e p o t R O X!!!
      Of course all you have to do is dload HRC’s
      buying guide!!!( there’s an app 4 that) And you will see everyone’s point lists.
      I don’t leave home without it AND I let them know, it’s GAY $

      Jul 2, 2012 at 1:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • scott

      @guydads: thanks for the list link. Sad that Queerty is in it for the money and couldn’t just list the list in one link.

      Jul 2, 2012 at 2:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cameron

      Add American Airlines to that list. They sponsored Barcelona Pride 2012 and, I’m sure, a few other ones.. they also have an LGBT travel site.

      Jul 2, 2012 at 3:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • drockboston

      Try going one day without using something made by Proctor and Gamble, Kraft, or General Mills. Good luck 40,000 moms.

      Jul 2, 2012 at 3:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Nina

      As an adult Girl Scout I just wanted to add that you can make donations of product to local troops (example: when my troop marched in a Homecoming parade, the fabric and paints for our banners were all donated by a church Ladies’ Aid). This is helpful to the girls–more projects are possible and so are bigger projects, thanks to not having to use as much of their designated money–and you can hit a double-whammy by, for example, buying the T-shirts for their parade from J.C. Penney.

      And if there are any girl-loving gays floating around–my troop always needed more chaperones for outings, and we definitely had dads, not just moms, who signed up for stuff like Field Day and movie trips. Contact your local troop or GSUSA division and see how you can get involved.

      Jul 2, 2012 at 5:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 1equalityUSA

      I just bought two containers of Oreos, now, it may be a “pipe” dream, but I’ve got to go buy a plank of wood, some sort of spray, a plant, something, anything to “hammer” the message that we are going to “nail” 1,000 hormonal moms by bringing truckloads of business to Home Depot. Hatred will be “insulated” by LGBT dollars as Home Depot will be “raking” in the money. What “tools” these mortals be. They never “saw” it coming.

      Jul 2, 2012 at 5:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Macmantoo

      If you really want to add insult to injury do what I did. I went to the One Million Mom site and sent an email from their site thanking Oreo for what they’ve done. It’s easy, they allow the email to be altered so I changed the wording to thank them for the support of gays around the world.

      Jul 2, 2012 at 9:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Macmantoo

      @w.e.: Actually the Chairman of the board was responsible for Ellen. But because they have lost money with the ‘no sales” campaign someone had to go and unfortunately it was the CEO. I do think we’ll continue to see Ellen.

      Jul 2, 2012 at 9:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 1equalityUSA

      What is the “no sales” campaign?

      Jul 2, 2012 at 9:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rockery


      LOL agreed, I’m just not going to bother going past the first page.

      Jul 2, 2012 at 10:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jack

      We gay people are so lucky that our opponents are so stupid.

      Jul 3, 2012 at 5:29 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cassie

      I already buy things from 90% of the LGBT supporting companies….I KNOW! Let’s ban ALL MARRIAGE and see how straights like their marriages becoming null!

      Jul 3, 2012 at 1:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • S

      I guess that I, a female living with her boyfriend, am considered homosexual since I’m absolute hoping that that rainbow Oreo can actually get made, even if the thing comes in singular colors, but lined up all together to make the rainbow.

      \o/ Proud, straight support! I love EVERYONE, regardless of race, religion, who you love, what you do… Well, everyone excluding jerks anyway.

      Jul 4, 2012 at 9:18 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Victoria Alcorta Canela

      @1equalityUSA The JCP “no sales” campaign is that they won’t be putting ads about sales or sending out flyers and they won’t be having sales because they are going to give us the lowest prices they can give us. I was already buying from these companies and I have called the managers and area managers to let them know that it is “gay” $$$$ they are getting and why. I got two companies owned by in-laws to buy from HD first before looking elsewhere and believe me they spend thousands of dollars a month and I let the area manager know why we were moving our business to them. And thank you CAMERON I didn’t know about AA but we will be choosing AA above the other airlines as much as possible now.

      Jul 4, 2012 at 10:58 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Evukshoemaker

      You know what, bitch-who-dislikes-homedepot-for-supporting-pride-parades, it’s not home depot who makes children watch pride parades, it’s your hatred and homophobia which creates the need for pride parades in the first place! So don’t you go whining about the “sodomy” and “sexual exposions” which might occur during pride, because it’s your own fault!
      And furthermore, if you don’t want them to see it, then don’t let them see it. Golly.

      It really is a shame I live in Sweden and can’t support those companies…
      Then again, I live in Sweden which has marriage equality and adopting rights for gays…
      So I guess when I grow up, I will be able to get married! (I’ll hopefully move to NYC, but still)

      Jul 4, 2012 at 1:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • james

      @jack: im 100% anti gay its great too because pro gay say its their right to be gay true true but its also true I have the right to be intolerant & you have to accept my intolerance just like how I have to accept your gay shit GOD BLESS THE U.S.A we fuck up everything

      Jul 24, 2012 at 9:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Randal Oulton

      Any specific technical reason that they can’t be all listed on one page? I’m getting a bit bored of everything being 9 million clicks to turn pages, and with all the tracking scripts loading from various other servers, the page turn over time is really slow.

      Jul 25, 2012 at 11:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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