STATEMENT: Human Rights Campaign President Kelley Robinson Responds to Decision by Target Not to Stock LGBTQ+-Themed Merchandise in Some Stores During Pride

May 10, 2024 - In response to news that Target Corporation will no longer be stocking LGBTQ+-themed merchandise in some of its stores during Pride Month, Human Rights Campaign President Kelley Robinson issued the following statement:

"Pride merchandise means something. LGBTQ+ people are in every zip code in this country, and we aren't going anywhere. With LGBTQ+ people making up 30% of Gen Z, companies need to understand that community members and allies want businesses that express full-hearted support for the community. That includes visible displays of allyship.

"Target's decision is disappointing and alienates LGBTQ+ individuals and allies at the risk of not only their bottom line but also their values."

The Human Rights Campaign is America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ+ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.

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