ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., May 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- It is often said, "food is the great equalizer." That is why Restaurant.com will join together with millions of individuals, restaurants and companies in celebration of equality and in support of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month.
"I believe that everyone deserves to be treated equally and living free of discrimination. As a result, I strive to work with restaurants, businesses and vendors that feel—and behave—that same way," said Kenneth C. Chessick, CEO, Restaurant.com. "Restaurants and dining are inclusive of everyone, and everyone should enjoy the experiences that dining out brings without judgment."
Celebrate at Birthplace of Gay Pride
On June 1, 2016, Restaurant.com will kick off LGBT Pride Month by celebrating the birthplace of Gay Pride – Stonewall Inn, New York City. Restaurant.com will offer FREE Certificates to participating area restaurants within the neighborhood of the NYC landmark. Diners can visit Restaurant.com on June 1st to find more than 100 participating restaurants marked as $0 within about 1.5 mile radius of Stonewall Inn. The certificates will be limited to one per customer, while supplies last.
The legendary Stonewall Inn is the birthplace of the modern Gay Rights movement. On June 28th, 1969, patrons of the establishment fought back against what had become regular harassment by the police department. The Stonewall Inn rebellion became the iconic flashpoint that ignited the long, ongoing battle towards equality for all members of the Gay community.
To celebrate individuality and diversity, Restaurant.com will use hashtag, #YouBeYou throughout LGBT Month. Social followers and those in favor of equality and individuality are asked to join in the conversation using the designated hashtag.
Continuing the Battle Towards Equality
Dr. Chessick is passionate about supporting individuality and equality as well as raising a voice against discrimination.
"I firmly believe if you are not a part of the solution, you are a part of the problem," said Chessick. "As we get ready to celebrate LGBT Pride Month, we need to not lose sight that there is still a battle to end discrimination going on. I hope everyone will join together to make our voices heard and let lawmakers know we oppose discriminatory laws, behavior and actions."
Read entire open letter from Dr. Chessick here.
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