Target to pull some LGBTQ items after ‘threats’ to employees (Politico)

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    A worker collects shopping carts in the parking lot of a Target store.

    Target to pull some LGBTQ items after ‘threats’ to employees – By Kierra Frazier (Politico) / May 24, 2023

    The company has recently received attention for its “tuck friendly” women’s swimsuits.

    Target is pulling some of its LGBTQ merchandise ahead of Pride Month after facing “threats” and backlash from customers, the company said Wednesday.

    Target’s website features hundreds of Pride items as part of its Pride Collection but will be pulling some of those items due to “threats impacting our team members’ sense of safety and well-being while at work.”

    “Given these volatile circumstances, we are making adjustments to our plans, including removing items that have been at the center of the most significant confrontational behavior,” the company said in a statement.

    It’s unclear which items Target plans to pull. The move comes ahead of Pride Month, which is celebrated in June.

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