WASHINGTON -- The ongoing Chick-fil-A gay rights debate shows no sign of slowing down. On Friday, a new D.C.-based group will host an event to raise awareness around the contentious issue -- and serve lunch at the same time.
Chicks-for-Gays, a self-described group of "loud-mouthed gay rights advocates pioneering innovative new strategies to fundraise and build awareness in a positive, interactive, sustainable, and innovative way" are producing their first event Friday at Science Club on 19th Street NW.
The group, headed by local philanthropist Lisa Markuson and video producer Sara Barger, issued a press release promising a chicken-like sandwich experience.
This Friday, Aug. 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Science Club in Dupont Circle, guests can enjoy the fast-food company’s now-notorious sandwich, except free from preservatives, meat and homophobia, along with the Club’s delicious vegetarian lunch and happy hour menu. The Chicks-For-Gays meal special includes the veggie version of the sandwich, with fries and drink for $15 ($20 with an alcoholic drink).
In addition to being a well-timed fun publicity stunt to sell a sandwich, there is a feel-good aspect to the event. All profits from sales of the meal will benefit The DC Center for the LGBT Community.
For those that aren't fans of the fake meat, the group will be selling shirts and underwear. All proceeds from sales will also benefit The DC Center.
Inspired by last week's kiss-ins at Chik-fil-A restaurants around the country, an Instagram kissing booth will be on-site.
Click below to view the sandwich, drinks, shirts and underwear that will be sold at Friday's event.
Science Club, located at 1136 19th Street NW, will be offering lunch and happy hour from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Haute Coq Combeaux
Grilled Gardein Chik'n Breast with Choice of Jack, Mozzarella, Blue, or Parmesan Cheese, Fries, & Coleslaw with 'Cyndi Lauper'
Absolut Ruby Red & Pink Lemonade on ice
Grilled Gardein Chik'n Breast
Vegetarian sandwich served, "free from preservatives, meat and homophobia."
Special Edition Underwear
Appropriate for under clothes.
Special Edition Shirt
"Audaciously redefining what lunch is all about"