Gay Atlantans plan protest for Target, Best Buy

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imageThe heat felt nationally by Target and Best Buy from gay shoppers irked with the retail giants comes to Atlanta on Saturday with a protest at the Edgewood Retail District.

The retail center is home to both chains, which have come under fire from gay shoppers and LGBT organizations over recent donations that have supported anti-gay candidates. Before the flap surfaced in July both Target and Best Buy scored high on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign.

HRC, which Target snubbed when it tried to reach a cash settlement with the company over the flap, is joining with the statewide gay rights groups Georgia Equality in organizing the protest. The groups announced the “Make it Right!” action in an email to supporters Tuesday. The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

The full announcement from Georgia Equality and HRC:

As many of you know, Target and Best Buy have been champions for workplace equality for many years. However, they each recently gave large political donations to a group in Minnesota that used the contributions to advance an anti-equality candidate. This was extremely hurtful to all fair-minded Americans.

While Target has issued an apology, they have refused to “make it right” by giving an equal donation to pro-equality organizations. Best Buy has failed to respond at all to our community.

We need to keep the pressure on Target and Best Buy to let them know that they need to take appropriate steps to win back the loyalty of fair-minded consumers.

Join HRC and Georgia Equality in sending a message to Target and Best Buy to “make it right” by attending a protest this weekend.


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