The owner of queer posts avocado and Outside broke a promise he made two years ago to stop donating to anti-LGBT + Republicans.
Adam Levin is the owner of Oreva Capital, the parent company of Pride Media. Pride Media represents many LGBT + media brands, including avocado, Outside, Pride.com and More.
In 2018 it was revealed that Levin had previously donated to anti-LGBT + Republican politicians like Josh Mandel, Dean Heller and Devin Nunes, all of whom were against and voted against marriage equality. Anti-discrimination protection for the LGBT + community. Levin also donated to Dana Rohrabacher, who said it was okay to refuse to sell houses to LGBT + people.
Nathan Coyle, who was the CEO of Pride Media at the time, said Queerty In 2018, Levin’s donations were tied to the pro-Israel or pro-cannabis policies of the politicians, but promised donations to the anti-LGBT + candidate would not return.
Coyle said: “[Levin’s donations to anti-LGBT+ Republicans] will not continue.
“” [Someone] Anyone who has also voted for guidelines or laws against LGBTQ will no longer receive political donations from Adam Levin.
Just two years later, however, Levin seems to have broken that commitment.
According to OpenSecrets, the direct owner of Pride Media donated $ 2,800 each to two Republicans for LGBT + in June this year.
Thom Tillis in North Carolina and Steve Daines in Montana are both Republican senators with extensive anti-LGBT + backgrounds LGBTQ nation.
In 2012, Tillis supported Amendment 1 in North Carolina, which outlawed same-sex marriage, and as President of the North Carolina House pledged to roll back federal legalization of marriage equality.
In 2017, Tillis was asked for his opinion on the anti-trans “toilet bill”. He insisted that he was against “extremes on both sides”. He also co-sponsored the first amendment to the Defense Act, a bill that would prevent the federal government from applying anti-discrimination or civil rights laws in cases where people acted on the basis of a “righteous religious belief” in marriage.
Daines has an equally terrible record when it comes to LGBT + problems.
In 2013, he co-sponsored the Marriage and Religious Freedom Act, which aimed to allow discrimination based on LGBT + freedom of religion. He also co-sponsored the Defense of Marriage Act in State Law to Prevent Same-Sex Couples from Accessing State Benefits in 2014.
Also in 2014 he voted against the federal law on non-discrimination in employment and in 2015 against the protection of LGBT + youth and the provision of social security and veterans benefits. same-sex couples.
Last year he prevented the Senate from voting on the Equal Opportunities Act. Daines also went horse riding with Mike Pence.
A former Pride Media employee said anonymously LGBTQ nation When his anti-LGBT + donations were first revealed, Levin appeared to be “apologetic”.
They said, “It seemed like he was speaking to us directly.
“He’s deviated somehow [when talking about the anti-LGBTQ donations] To say that a family member recently came out and revamped their relationship with the community because of that. Part of that was his interest in LGBTQ media.
“He’s a straight guy who never had to deal with action [from anti-LGBTQ Republicans and donors] that are in direct conflict with the people they employ or publications that are directly related to the LGBTQ community.
“One might wonder why he would support these candidates.”
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