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Target faces new backlash after pulling Pride merchandise in some stores

May 25, 2023


Target on Wednesday said it is pulling some items designed for Pride Month, following incidents in stores that put store workers at risk. The mass merchant said that for more than a decade it has offered an assortment of products meant to honor the month-long commemoration and celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and issues, usually June.

This year, as anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric has heated up on social media and elsewhere, the retailer has experienced a backlash.

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