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Barneys highlights lives of transgender models in spring ad campaign

| Thursday, January 30, 2014
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NEW YORK -- Barneys New York, an American retail chain of luxury department stores, has partnered with the National Center for Transgender Equality and the New York LGBT Community Center to feature the lives and stories of 17 transgender models and their family members as part of its Spring advertising campaign.

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IKEA deletes article on lesbian couple from magazine’s Russian edition

| Wednesday, November 20, 2013
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HELSINKI — Swedish furniture retailer IKEA says it has cancelled an article about a lesbian couple in the Russian edition of its customer magazine because that would have contravened that county's law on gay propaganda.

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Walmart expands benefits to include employees’ same-sex partners

| Tuesday, August 27, 2013
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NEW YORK -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will extend its health care benefits to its U.S. workers' domestic partners, including those of the same sex, starting Jan. 1.

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‘Us & Always’ – Crate & Barrel catalog features romantic night for male couple

| Tuesday, January 8, 2013
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Home furnishings retailer Crate & Barrel is the latest national retailer to prominently feature a same-sex couple in its advertising. Its latest catalog, “January Inspiration 2013″ catalog includes an “Us & Always” page of ideas for spending a romantic night at home, featuring this pasta-loving male couple.

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One Million Moms drops campaign against JC Penney, Ellen DeGeneres after 3 days

| Friday, December 7, 2012
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The anti-gay group that bills itself as "One Million Moms" -- who resurrected their fight against JC Penney earlier this week over a new ad featuring Ellen DeGeneres -- has dumped its latest protest after only three days.

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Nordstrom announces its support for same-sex marriage

| Thursday, October 11, 2012
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In an email to it 56,000 employees, Seattle-based retailer Nordstrom on Thursday announced its support for marriage equality, and the Washington state ballot initiative, Referendum 74, that would legalize same-sex marriage.

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Target stores nationwide now selling greeting cards for same-sex unions

| Sunday, July 15, 2012
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MINNEAPOLIS -- Placed on greeting card racks under the headings of "For two special men" and "For two special women," Minneapolis-based Target Corp. is now stocking greeting cards to celebrate same-sex unions.

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More fodder for ‘One Million’ moms: JC Penney ad features gay dads

| Thursday, May 31, 2012
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Retailer JC Penney just hasn't gotten the message -- the rabidly anti-gay group One Million Moms "is disturbed" over "another homosexual ad" from JC Penney, this one featuring two real-life gay dads celebrating Father's Day.

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American Family Association, Family Research Council attack Target for selling ‘Pride’ t-shirts

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch | Thursday, May 24, 2012
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While Target created a firestorm in 2010 for donating to a conservative group backing an anti-gay, and unsuccessful, Republican gubernatorial candidate in Minnesota, the retailer now is selling t-shirts to benefit the Family Equality Council, a group representing LGBT families. Tony Perkins of the Family...

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Target to offer ‘pride’ T-shirts online to benefit LGBT advocacy group

| Wednesday, May 23, 2012
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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- After spending the better part of the last two years fighting backlash from the LGBT community over its political donations to anti-gay candidates, retailer Target Corp. announced it is launching a pride promotion for the month of June.

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