Urge Coachella Headliners Beyoncè, The Weeknd, and Eminem to Donate Proceeds to Pro-LGBTQ Groups

  • by: Lauren L
  • recipient: Beyoncé, The Weeknd, Eminem

The owner of the Coachella Valley Music Festival, Phil Anschutz, actively supports anti-LGBTQ and climate denying groups with donations of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Coachella drew nearly 200,000 attendees in 2015, generating almost $85 million, a portion of which we now know went to organizations actively fighting to deny human rights to LGBTQ people.

Phil Anschutz owns Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), which is a parent company of Goldenvoice, the organization that produces Coachella every year.

Anschutz has donated money from these holdings to groups like the Alliance Defending Freedom, the National Christian Foundation and the Family Research Council, which the Southern Poverty Law Center has called an "extremist group."

He is also not climate-friendly: as the owner of an oil and gas company and once sued an entire town for their anti-fracking policies!

The headliners and schedule for the festival were just announced and include The Weeknd, Eminem and Beyoncé, who will become the first black woman to headline the festival.

Please sign this petition urging headliners Beyoncè, The Weeknd and Eminem to donate their Coachella proceeds to the following pro-LGBTQ organizations: The Trevor Project, Trans Lifeline and the Human Rights Campaign.

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