In the one-minute commercial, Starbucks Corporation featured the top two contestants from RuPaul’s “Drag Race” season six: Adore Delano and Bianca Del Rio.
Starbucks has been a long-time supporter of homosexuality. Earlier this year, Starbucks raised a “gay pride” flag over its headquarters in Seattle. Last year, at the annual Starbucks shareholder’s meeting, the company’s CEO, Howard Schultz, told those who support Biblical marriage that they “can sell “[their] shares in Starbucks and buy shares in another company.”
The CEO’s remarks led to Robert Breaud, an ex-homosexual turned evangelist, to dump his daily dose of Starbucks, declaring it to be an “ungodly, God-hating position.” Robert shared his testimony of being set free from homosexuality, who now is alive in Christ for over 20 years.
Starbucks has also been involved in pushing for legalization of same-sex “marriages.” Two years ago, Starbucks announced its support for Washington’s push to legalize such behavior under state law.
“Starbucks is proud to join other leading Northwest employers in support of Washington State legislation recognizing marriage equality for same-sex couples,” stated the company. “We are deeply dedicated to embracing diversity and treating one another with respect and dignity, and remain committed to providing an inclusive, supportive and safe work environment for all of our partners.”