LGBTQ Products Removed By Target Due To Worker Threats

LGBTQ Products Removed By Target Due To Worker Threats

Conservative lawmakers have been targeting LGBTQ people's rights in the US. As a result, this decision was made.

Target is removing some LGBTQ products from its stores in the US before Pride month. Employees received threats of violence.

The company said it's taking out some things, but didn't say what. They announced this on Tuesday.

Conservative groups are angry about the transgender women bathing suits sold in the store. They falsely believe the bathing suits are for children. People are also upset about the London-based brand, Abprallen, for their "Satanist" themes.

Target said that since launching this year's collection, there have been threats that affected the safety and well-being of their staff while at work. Because of this, they are making adjustments to their plans by removing items that caused major confrontational behavior.

Republicans in many states are introducing laws that take away the rights of transgender people and the LGBTQ community. They want to limit healthcare options, education representation, and drag performances. The bills they introduce often use language that is unfair and shows gay and transgender people as a threat to children. The NFL is making sure that players can be themselves and have protection from discrimination.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) says that state legislatures in the U.S. have considered about 500 bills that could limit LGBTQ rights this year.

Laws have been made to limit the rights of transgender people. They can't use their preferred pronouns. They can't get the care they need. They can't talk about their identity. They can't use bathrooms that match their gender.

GLAAD, an LGBTQ rights group, stated that over 160 drag shows have faced protests or threats this year. Far-right groups, including the Proud Boys and armed members, have been involved in some incidents.

Target stores moved LGBTQ merchandise to less visible areas due to worker harassment, according to the Associated Press.

Anti-LGBTQ rights activists were happy about the store's decision. They fought against Bud Light for using a transgender comedian as a social media spokesperson.

Writer Matt Walsh wants to make brands feel bad for showing off their pride. He thinks they'll regret it. Bud Light and Target have already been targeted.

Al Jazeera reported the news. Other news agencies also reported it. The news is widely known. People are talking about it.

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