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May 24, 2023, 2:27 PM

Target Pulls Some LGBTQ-Themed Goods After Threats to Employees

Brendan Case
Brendan Case
Bloomberg News

Target Corp. is removing some LGBTQ-themed merchandise after threatening behavior by some customers ahead of Pride Month in June, which honors lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

“For more than a decade, Target has offered an assortment of products aimed at celebrating Pride Month,” the company said in a statement Wednesday. “Since introducing this year’s collection, we’ve experienced threats impacting our team members’ sense of safety and well-being while at work.”

The threats and the company’s reaction are thrusting Target into US culture wars around same-sex relationships and transgender people, which have roiled social media websites and corporate boardrooms. Anheuser-Busch ...

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