The manager of a Chick-fil-A in Nashua, N.H., is donating sandwiches to an upcoming festival celebrating gay rights.
The support from franchise operator Anthony Piccola for the New Hampshire Pride Fest comes as the restaurant chain continues to be criticized for an executive's comments about gay marriage.
Piccola said Wednesday that the Chick-fil-A culture and service tradition in its restaurants is to treat every person with honor, dignity and respect, regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender.
Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy told the Baptist Press last month that the company was "guilty as charged" for backing "the biblical definition of a family."
The festival emphasizing "Unity Through Community" is scheduled for Aug. 11 in Manchester. It will feature a march, music and a family-friendly drag show.