The National Organization for Marriage
(NOM) has added an ad featuring drag queens Adore Delano and Bianca
Del Rio to the list of reasons it is boycotting Starbucks.
Delano and Del Rio competed for the
coveted title of “America's next drag superstar” on the sixth
season of RuPaul's Drag Race.
In the 60-second spot, developed in
partnership with Canadian LGBT network OUTtv and titled Coffee
Frenemies, coffee saves the day.
ad features drag queens Adore Delano, Bianca Del Rio.)
Although the ad has nothing to do with
marriage equality, NOM, the nation's most vociferous opponent of
allowing gay couples to marry, on Monday attacked the ad in a blog
“The pro-same sex marriage
corporation behemoth Starbucks has taken its ideologically-driven
LGBT agenda to a new level with a new ad featuring two reality TV
star drag queens,” the
“Thus Starbucks continues to serve up
a healthy dose of ideology added in with the cream and sugar in its
cups of coffee. It's as good a reason as ever to Dump Starbucks, if
you haven't made the commitment to do so already,” the group added,
a reference to its boycott of the coffee giant launched
two-and-a-half years ago over its endorsement of marriage equality.
But 31 months later, only 70,000 people
have signed NOM's pledge to avoid Starbucks.