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Barneys highlights lives of transgender models in spring ad campaign

Thursday, January 30, 2014
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. [ Read more → ]
An IKEA store in Russia

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

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
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. [ Read more → ]

Walmart expands benefits to include employees’ same-sex partners

Tuesday, August 27, 2013
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. [ Read more → ]
Crate and Barrel

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

Tuesday, January 8, 2013
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. [ Read more → ]

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

Friday, December 7, 2012
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. [ Read more → ]

Nordstrom announces its support for same-sex marriage

Thursday, October 11, 2012
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. [ Read more → ]

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

Sunday, July 15, 2012
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. [ Read more → ]

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

Thursday, May 31, 2012
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. [ Read more → ]
Tony Perkins

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

Thursday, May 24, 2012
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... [ Read more → ]

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

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
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. [ Read more → ]

Gap targeted by One Million Moms over ‘homosexual billboard’

Friday, May 18, 2012
Clothing retailer The Gap is the latest target of "One Million Moms" -- the 47,000 member group of anti-gay conservative moms -- for, what else, embracing its gay and lesbian customers. One Million Moms, “a project of the American Family Association (AFA)” — an organization... [ Read more → ]

‘One Million’ moms target JC Penney again, this time over lesbians in catalog

Wednesday, May 2, 2012
The group "One Million Moms" -- and its 46,000 members -- is once again taking aim at retailer JC Penney, this time for featuring a lesbian couple in its Spring catalog. [ Read more → ]

Gay activist calls for boycott of retailers supporting Christian Values Network

Wednesday, August 3, 2011
San Francisco based gay activist and blogger Roy Steele is organizing, and calling for a nationwide boycott of retailer’s enrolled in the Christian Values Network (CVN) shopping web portal, including Sears, Walmart, Sam's Club and Target. [ Read more → ]

Target shareholders pepper CEO over donations to anti-gay politicians

Thursday, June 9, 2011
Target Corp. Chairman Gregg Steinhafel on Wednesday faced some unexpected questions at the company’s annual meeting from shareholders who wanted answers about the company’s funding of anti-gay politicians. [ Read more → ]

Macy’s celebrates ‘pride + joy’ — will participate in LGBT events nationwide

Friday, June 3, 2011
Retailing giant Macy's on Thursday announced plans to join millions in celebration of LGBT Pride Month. [ Read more → ]

Home Depot tells anti-gay hate group AFA what they can do with their petition

Friday, June 3, 2011
Executives at The Home Depot gave a cool reception to representatives of the anti-gay hate group American Family Association at the company’s annual shareholder's meeting in Atlanta this week. [ Read more → ]
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