Miller Lite has launched their "Open & Proud" initiative, in partnership with Equality Federation, to support the 55,000+ bars where Miller Lite is served. The goal? More welcoming spaces for the LGBTQ+ community.
The partnership and program includes inclusivity training and materials, community town halls and a $250,000 donation to Equality Federation.
Since 1997, Equality Federation has built a national network that advocates for LGBTQ equality in every state in America.
"Everyone deserves to be their authentic selves at any bar", however, Miller Lite is recognizing this isn't always the case for members of the LGBTQ community.
"Open & Proud" will focus on three key areas:
Town hall events across the country for LGBTQ individuals to attend and share candid, open experiences and thoughts on how bars can be made more inclusive.
Training material development for bars and restaurants, informed by the insights shared at the town hall events.
$250,000 donation to Equality Federation to help advance workplace fairness and equality for LGBTQ individuals at national and local levels.
Events scheduled so far include markets in Chicago, Atlanta, New Jersey and New York.
You can follow "Open & Proud" by signing up for program news here.
Miller Lite has been a long-time ally for the LGBTQ community. They have raised funds for local LGBTQ+ non-profits, support the Equality Act and have helped fight hate crimes by working with the Matthew Shepard Foundation.
Miller Brewing Company is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It was founded in 1855 by Frederick J. Miller. Miller High Life is their oldest beer. It is still brewed today with the same yeast strain that Frederick Miller brought over with him from Germany in 1903.
Source, Miller Lite.