Outlook Ohio News: Coachella Owner Ceases Donations to Anti-LGBT Groups
Recent articles emerged in the Washington Post and Fader with a money trail of donations from Philip Anschutz, the owner of Coachella’s parent company, donated money to right-wing groups and anti-LGBT organizations.
In response, Anschutz released the following statement denying he is anti-LGBT and the reports as “Fake News”.
“Recent claims published in the media that I am anti-LGBTQ are nothing more than fake news — it is all garbage. I unequivocally support the rights of all people without regard to sexual orientation. We are fortunate to employ a wealth of diverse individuals throughout our family of companies, all of whom are important to us — the only criteria on which they are judged is the quality of their job performance; we do not tolerate discrimination in any form.
“Both The Anschutz Foundation and I contribute to numerous organizations that pursue a wide range of causes. Neither I nor the Foundation fund any organization with the purpose or expectation that it would finance anti-LGBTQ initiatives, and when it has come to my attention or the attention of The Anschutz Foundation that certain organizations either the Foundation or I have funded have been supporting such causes, we have immediately ceased all contributions to such groups.”
The news was first reported by the Washington Post in July, based on data compiled by Freedom For All Americans. Source: Billboard