Demand Starbucks Give LGBTQ Parents Equal Family Leave

Target: Ron Crawford, Starbucks Vice President of Global Benefits

Goal: Give LGBTQ parents equal paid family leave.

LGBTQ parents who adopt a child are given no paid family leave if they are employed by Starbucks. While the coffee giant has been praised for its generous paid family leave for mothers who give birth, no family leave is given to parents who adopt, which hurts employees in the LGBTQ community who choose to adopt a child.

LGBTQ parents deserve the same rights as other parents. They deserve to have just as much time to bond with their new child and learn the ropes of parenthood.

Starbucks fights for equality in the LGBTQ community, but this is one instance in which it is severely lacking. Sign the petition and demand that the company offer equal paid family leave to all parents, regardless of whether they give birth to a child or adopt. Ask that they give LGBTQ parents just as much time to bond with their children as they would give any other parent.


Dear Mr. Crawford,

While your company has been very generous with its paid family leave for birth mothers, it is severely lacking in its paid family leave for adoptive parents, which make up a large portion of the LGBTQ community.

LGBTQ parents deserve just as much time to care for and bond with their new child as any other parent. They should be given every opportunity to do so. As a company that has continuously shown support for the LGBTQ community, I ask that you expand your paid family leave to include adoptive parents.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. Gen Lovyet Agustsson says:

    lgbtq+ rights now!

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