10-30-2014 “RuPaul’s Drag Race Girls” Adore Delano and Bianca Del Rio star in Starbucks LGBT commercial. Starbucks is an ally to the LGBT community. The company raised a rainbow flag over its Seattle headquarters during Pride. It’s company’s CEO famously told an anti-gay shareholder that he was free “to sell (his) shares of Starbucks and buy shares in another company” if he had a problem with the company’s pro-gay values.
10-30-2011 Jed Hooper, captain of the Bristol, England, Old Ruffians rugby club, comes out as gay. He told the Bristol Post, “I met someone who said he could not be with someone who was in the closet. That, basically, was the catalyst that I needed.” The reaction from his team and the community were overwhelmingly positive.