Philip Anschutz, the Coachella owner oil magnate, who previously donated to anti-LGBTQ initiatives and extremist hate groups recognized as such by the Southern Poverty Law Center seems to have done an about-face, and donated $1 million to Elton John’s AIDS Foundation’s LGBT Fund, reports Paper.
“My gift to the Elton John Foundation is intended to emphasize that we support freedom of all people to live their lives peacefully, without interference from others,” Anschultz said in a statement. “Sexuality is the most personal of issues, and it has never been my intent to weigh in on people’s private lives. I support the rights of all people and oppose discrimination and intolerance against the LGBTQ community. I see this as a matter of basic human rights.”
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