Gold Leaf Design Group Supports LGBT Nonprofit With Market Donation
April 7, 2016,
HIGH POINT, N.C.—Gold Leaf Design Group has pledged to donate 1 percent of its High Point Market sales to Equality NC, a local LGBT advocacy organization.
The donation is in response to the controversial Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act (also known as House Bill 2 or HB 2), recently signed into law in North Carolina.
“We are deeply concerned by this law and its implications,” said Darren DeMatoff, a principal at Gold Leaf. “It is an unfair attack on employment, education, and local governance that encourages discrimination and is particularly demeaning towards transgender men and women.” The law bars transgender people from using bathrooms and locker rooms that do not match the gender on their birth certificates, and prevents municipalities from passing their own antidiscrimination policies.
DeMatoff added, “High Point is one of our most important markets. By being visible and speaking out, we can help address this issue. We hope other companies at the market support Equality NC or other groups challenging this unjust law.“
To join or coordinate with Gold Leaf Design Group’s effort, contact DeMatoff at Darren@goldleafdesigngroup.com or support Equality NC directly by contacting Benedict Graumann, development director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other Articles By Author
HFN Launches Interactive Idea Book
HFN's DIGITAL EDITION
COVER STORY: HFN Turns 90
We commemorate HFN's 90th anniversary by paying tribute to the iconic retailer and supplier brands--and the people--that have helped the industry flourish, then and now.
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE:
- Up & Coming Leaders - The home industry is in capable and visionary hands as this year’s 40 Under 40 list attests. Today’s young leaders span all disciplines and varied levels of operation.
- Omnichannel Retailing - In the Mobile App World, Time is Money