Target on the defensive after removing some products aimed at LGBTQ+
The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) – Target once distinguished itself as being boldly supportive of the LGBTQ+ community.
Now, it has tarnished that status after removing some products aimed at LGBTQ+ and relocating Pride Month displays to the back of stores in certain Southern locations.
The company is addressing online complaints and in-store confrontations that it says were a threat to employees’ well-being. Target is facing a second backlash from customers who are upset by the discount retailer’s reaction to aggressive, anti-LGBTQ+ activism, which has also been sweeping through Republican state legislatures.
Civil rights groups chided the company for caving to anti-LGBTQ customers who tipped over displays and expressed outrage over gender-fluid bathing suits.
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5/25/2023 4:12:40 PM (GMT -5:00)