Coachella Owner Still Donating To Anti-LGBT Groups

The New York Daily News reports:

Coachella co-owner Philip Anschutz has once again come under scrutiny for bankrolling right-wing, anti-LGBTQ organizations at odds with the progressively minded music festival.

A new tax filing shows The Anschutz Foundation donated at least $325,000 between Dec. 2015 and Nov. 2016 to organizations with an explicit anti-LGBTQ mission, which was first reported by Pitchfork.

Anschutz’s history of contributing to anti-LGBTQ organizations prompted criticism in January 2017, when tax filings confirmed an earlier report that Anschutz’s foundation gave $190,000 to anti-LGBTQ groups between 2010 and 2013.  The billionaire businessman denied claims he was anti-LGBTQ as “fake news” and “garbage.”

The latest report shows no further donations to the Family Research Council and the Alliance Defending Freedom. See the full Pitchfork report. Anschutz is worth an estimated $12.5 billion.