#StandWithTarget today, because Target stands with us every day
Target has recently been threatened with boycotts, protests and vile words. They have been at the center of controversy since their announcement that they stand with the transgender community and will allow all trans patrons to use the restrooms and fitting rooms of their gender identity. Target released a statement announcing that they stand with the LGBT community on April 19, 2016, which you can read below.
Today, we stand with Target as they continue to stand with us. Join GLAAD, Family Equality Council, GLSEN, and Freedom for All Americans and take the pledge to #StandWithTarget today, Wednesday, June 1, as Pride Month begins.
Continuing to Stand for Inclusivity
Recent debate around proposed laws in several states has reignited a national conversation around inclusivity. So earlier this week, we reiterated with our team members where Target stands and how our beliefs are brought to life in how we serve our guests.
Inclusivity is a core belief at Target. It’s something we celebrate. We stand for equality and equity, and strive to make our guests and team members feel accepted, respected and welcomed in our stores and workplaces every day.
We believe that everyone—every team member, every guest, and every community—deserves to be protected from discrimination, and treated equally. Consistent with this belief, Target supports the federal Equality Act, which provides protections to LGBT individuals, and opposes action that enables discrimination.
In our stores, we demonstrate our commitment to an inclusive experience in many ways. Most relevant for the conversations currently underway, we welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity.
We regularly assess issues and consider many factors such as impact to our business, guests and team members. Given the specific questions these legislative proposals raised about how we manage our fitting rooms and restrooms, we felt it was important to state our position.
Everyone deserves to feel like they belong. And you’ll always be accepted, respected and welcomed at Target.
The Gayly - 6/1/2016 @ 11:18 a.m. CDT