QPoll: Do you boycott businesses with anti-LGBTQ views?
Updated: December 4, 2017 at 5:41 pm
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Our recent story on Charlotte City Councilmember LaWana Mayfield announcing she would be boycotting a new restaurant over the owner’s anti-LGBTQ views has stirred up a lot of debate.
Jim Noble, who owns King’s Kitchen and Rooster’s in Charlotte, and A Noble Grille in Winston-Salem, just signed a lease for a new barbecue restaurant, to be called Noble Smoke.
Noble was one of the signers of a letter encouraging Charlotte to back away from its plans to extend nondiscrimination protections to the LGBTQ community, and has displayed some questionable signage at at least one of his establishments.
Many are now saying they too intend to boycott his restaurants.
We wanted to know, do you support boycotting businesses if the owner(s) have anti-LGBTQ views? Vote in our poll below.
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About the author: Jeff Taylor is a journalist, artist and social media editor. In addition to QNotes, his work has appeared in publications such The Charlotte Observer, Creative Loafing Charlotte, LGBTQ Nation and The Pride L.A. He graduated from the State University of New York at Brockport and has lived in Charlotte since 2006. Follow him on Twitter @jefftaylorhuman.