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I had someone suggest that I call Target to thank them for their Pride display and merchandise. I called, and the woman I spoke to was very receptive and said that my comments would be escalated to upper management. She also said that calls regarding their Pride stuff have been overwhelmingly negative.

If you would like to call, the number is 800.440.0680. I believe you choose option one. There is a long message about privacy before your choice is to wait for someone to answer your call.

Also, if you are so inclined, please send this to other folks who might make the call. Thank you!

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Thanks Charlotte. We need more people speaking out. Instead of pulling merchandise Target should hire more security and remove those who are threatening their employees.

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Perfectly put ‘Fear of what? Uncertainty over their place in a changing society that increasingly doesn't defer to them.’ Sums it up.

I greatly appreciate your logical views, they balance my too frequent emotional responses to all this insanity and evil. 💙

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Bravo! So perfectly stated! Unvarnished Truth is not something these folks get very often. We can only hope excellent essays like this touch some of the people some of the time! 💙

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Bullseye! I would add that these bigoted bullies use the implicit threat that one or more will turn up at Target stores with military style weapons and kill customers and workers. Giving in as Target did is understandable, but it will not decrease the threat.

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AMEN! Charlotte, I love you. Your ability to articulate the true facts into readable, relatable posts is unparalleled.

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Well done, again!

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And now North Face has joined the ranks of those supporting the LGBTQ+ community. Bravo for them! I've often told my children, in reference to those who would use God as a cudgel, "Those who most loudly proclaim themselves Christian, are often anything but." Great piece, Charlotte, keep rockin'!! <3

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Thank you, Charlotte! This is infuriating. Target needs to take a page out of Disney's book and double down. I am on hold with the Target customer relations folks, and will add my voice to Tom's.

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Spot on!

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Just to be clear, I understand the problems with corporations giving periodic support for LGBTQ+ folks. I believe that getting overt support for five or six weeks per year beats no support at all.

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