Note that these are prospective sponsors because we are still in negotiations. We will let the public know if they choose to support the straight community by accepting sponsorship of the parade. Company logos with an ‘X’ over them indicate that they have declined to sponsor the parade or the offer has been withdrawn.
- JP Morgan Chase filed a fraudulent trademark violation complaint against us and their threats resulted in Bluehost taking down our website. We have now moved to a new host that respects free speech. Given their hateful response, we are withdrawing our offer to sponsor the parade.
- State Street respectfully declined our offer. We hope they will reconsider next year!
- Gillette has declined to sponsor the parade. That was a close shave.
- NetFlix sent a very heterophobic response.
Original blog post below
As corporations with reputations for being both progressive and socially conscious, we are optimistic that they will become part of the team advancing our historic civil rights movement. We are pleased to provide this opportunity for corporate America to demonstrate their commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equality. Although straights still face economic inequities, such as lower median earnings compared to other sexual orientations, corporations can benefit greatly by marketing to our community. Sponsoring our parade is one way for a company to show it is straight friendly and safe to purchase its goods and services. If your company is dedicated to creating a supportive environment and equality for all, please contact us to become an official sponsor of the parade. Corporations can be important voices in our effort to build an America that is super happy and fun.