The backlash was swift. The following day, Confections took to Facebook to say that they had lost a “significant amount of followers” and one customer had cancelled an order for five dozen cookies because of the post.
“Today has been hard. Really hard,” Confections wrote. “We lost a significant amount of followers because of a rainbow heart cookie we posted.
“We received a very hateful message on our business page canceling a large order (5dz) of summer themed cookies for tomorrow morning (that we just finished decorating) because of a rainbow heart cookie we posted,” they continued.
“My heart is heavy. Honestly I never thought a post that literally said more love less hate would result in this kind of backlash to a very small business that is struggling to stay afloat and spread a little cheer through baked goods.
“So. If you love our cookies we will have an over abundance of them tomorrow. Hopefully tomorrow will be better ❤️.”
The bakery announced plans to sell the canceled order as individually wrapped cookies, and thanked those who had reached out in support. Confections’ owners, sisters Miranda and Dawn, said they were “humbled and grateful and proud to serve our community.”
But the real surprise came the following day, June 4, when they realized that so many people came out to support them that the line was “wrapped around the street since we opened.”
Confections “sold out of everything,” and in a separate post shared a photo of the lengthy queue snaking its way to their door, adding, “We are overwhelmed. This was taken around noon today and sent to us by a sweet customer. Thank you.”
We are overwhelmed. This was taken around noon today and sent to us by a sweet customer. Thank you. ❤️
In a follow-up post, the bakery detailed the level of support they had received, including customers who failed to secure cookies leaving money for Confections to donate to local causes.
“In the 11 years we’ve been open we’ve never seen anything quite like this,” Dawn wrote. “We…are just so humbled and grateful by the outpouring of love. The last several people in our shop put money on their credit card for us to donate because there was nothing left to purchase.”
Miranda added that the money would be donated to local animal rescues, and encouraged supporters to do the same.
Republicans on the Huntington Beach City Council, in California, sought to ban the LGBTQ Pride flag from flying over city hall. They achieved their goal by pushing through an ordinance that only permits flying government flags on the flagpole.
The council voted 4-3, along party lines, to preliminarily approve the new ordinance, with supporters attempting to cast themselves as proponents of "inclusion," on the grounds that the Pride flag -- and any other flags recognizing specific groups of people -- are divisive.
The final policy governing which flags can be flown will be voted on -- and likely approved -- at the board's Feb. 21 meeting.
Pink has a brand new album out now, and once again, she shows with Trustfall that she knows how to craft a brilliant electro-pop banger that will appeal perfectly to her LGBTQ fan base, which seems to be growing all the time.
For decades now, Pink has been delivering top-notch bops, proving herself to be an incredible performer, and speaking up for her gay fans all around the world. She's fierce and fearless, and she's one of the best allies out there.
Here are five moments when Pink proved herself to be an ally to the LGBTQ community.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, the city's first-ever lesbian mayor and its first Black woman mayor, lost her bid for re-election on Tuesday, failing to qualify for an April 4 runoff election.
With 99% of precincts reporting, Lightfoot finished third with 17% of the vote behind former Chicago Public Schools CEO Paul Vallas, who earned about 34% of the vote, and Cook County Commissioner and Chicago Teachers Union organizer Brandon Johnson, who earned 20% of the vote.
Because no candidate earned 50% of the vote in the first round, a runoff between the top two candidates will occur in five weeks.
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