A shareholder at Kraft was upset that the company had donated 25,000 to the Gay Games. She believed that it would spread AIDS and HIV as well as make Kraft liable for anyone who did catch something. She went so far as to put it to a vote for the shareholders of Kraft. They did vote, and she only got 1% support!
This is definitely good news. The "American Family" Association hasn’t called for a boycott, but urged its members to write letters. A lot of good it did! The Vice President of Kraft, after the AFA started its action, send a letter off to its employees. Part of it read:
"Diversity makes us a stronger company and connects us with the diversity that exists among the consumers who buy our products."
I find it incredibly good news that only 1% of the shareholders voted for this measure. It sends out a clear signal to these hate-filled groups like the AFA that not everyone wants to be told how to live their lives. I don’t think Kraft makes M&Ms, but we are going out soon to pick up a dvd and will think of Kraft as we eat them!