Mepark saidThere's a difference and putting unnecessary pressure on a company that has been traditionally pro-gay rights is unnecessary.
Traditionally yes, but currently? All things change.
I used to participate in the Twin Cities Pride Parade (actually led it on my motorcycle, with the Dykes on Bikes, the only man permitted to do so by them because of my gay activism and support of lesbians). And the biggest parade unit, over 100 red-shirted marchers, were Target employees from their corporate HQs and Minneapolis-area stores. As I sit here in this home office, next to me is a donated bicycle from Target, that I'm raffling off to raise money for the SMART Ride to benefit HIV/AIDS organizations.
So there seems today to be a schizophrenic attitude by Target towards gays. It was once at the top of the HRC approved list, now near the bottom. Apparently some right-wingers moved into top executive positions, who are pushing for anti-gay policies. It looks like Target wants to be the new WalMart, in more ways than one.
Me in Loring Park in Minneapolis after the Pride Parade: