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Gay Boycott Hits Target

By Charlotte Robinson, August 19, 2010
If you believe in equality stop shopping at Target. Here’s why…
According to HRC, the Target Corporation donated $150,000
to an organization supporting a vehemently anti-gay candidate
closely associated with a Christian rock band that advocates
death and violence to gay people. The organization, MN Forward
is running ads supporting Tom Emmer, an anti-gay gubernatorial
candidate in Minnesota. The Human Rights Campaign (HRC),
got on their case. The damage control began and Target entered
good-faith discussions with HRC. After entering into talks Target,
however, withdrew from two tentative agreements with HRC and
informed HRC “that it will take no corrective actions,” according
to an August 16th HRC press release titled, “Target Corporation
Message to LGBT Community: We Won’t Make it Right.”
So join the boycott and stop shopping at Target & Best Buy!
(Best Buy also donated $100,000 to the political group MN Forward.)
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Joe Solmonese said...

All fair-minded Americans will now rightly question Target’s commitment to equality. If their initial contribution was a slap in the face, their refusal to make it right is a punch in the gut and that’s not something that we will soon forget.
The nation’s LGBT community has shown these two companies enormous customer loyalty. Now it’s time for that faithfulness to be returned

Joe Solmonese, President of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC)

Jim Wilburn said...

We ran out of Dishwasher Detergent this morning. It looks like I'll be going to Fred Meyer instead of Target. No more red circled items in this household!

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