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McDonalds a part of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce-Truth!

McDonald’s Has Become a Part of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce-Truth!

Summary of eRumor:

The eRumor says that McDonald’s (the hamburger chain) has become part of a nationwide effort to promote gay and lesbian business ventures.

The Truth:

The forwarded email is from the text of an alert send to its members by the American Family Association (AFA).

According to both McDonald’s and the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), this is true.

On the NGLCC website Richard Ellis, Vice President, Communications for McDonalds is listed at a member of the board of NGLCC.

One note:  The quote by McDonald’s CEO Jim Skinner is on the McDonald’s website, but not with reference to the NGLCC.  It appears in the “Corporate Responsibility Blog” from June, 2007 in a post about the annual shareholder’s meeting.  Skinner’s remarks on that occasion do not include any reference to homosexual issues.

Updated 4/8/08