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LGBTQ+ Disney Employees Walk Out Over Response to Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill

Reading now: 364 offered employees details, saying they could take part in in-person and virtual walkouts for 15 minutes during their work breaks at 3 p.m.

between Tuesday and early next week, followed by a full-scale walkout on Tuesday, March 22. However, an individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap walkout organizers are not associated with the business employee resource groups (BERGs) and Pride Advisory Group within Disney that have spoken out in recent weeks.

And the Pride Advisory Group in a Pride Slack channel Tuesday addressed the lockout without either endorsing or condemning the walkout. “The Pride Advisory Group would like to address the potential walkout being communicated about in the Pride Slack channels that is slated to happen starting today and, potentially, escalating into next week,” the post read. “We have not organized this walkout nor the accompanying list of demands and we neither endorse nor condemn these actions.”The group behind the Disney Walkout in its open letter listed a series of demands for Chapek and TWDC to take, including indefinitely ceasing political donations to a list of politicians who were involved in the creation and passage of the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, an action plan to protect employees from future hateful legislation, make contributions to The Trevor Project and other human rights advocacy groups, and outline how the company will expand its content catalog to support LGBTQ themes and creators.

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