Gay protest hits Target, Best Buy in ATL [photos]
Gay Atlanta shoppers took to the streets Saturday to voice their displeasure with Target and Best Buy on the home turf of the retail giants—two stores in the Edgewood Retail District that attract a heavy dose of LGBT consumers.
The “Make it Right” action, organized by Georgia Equality and the Atlanta steering committee of the Human Rights Campaign, added to the growing chorus of criticism over the move by the two companies to make large donations to MN Forward, which in turn backed an anti-gay candidate in the race for Minnesota governor. The donations surfaced in July and sparked a contentious flap with both chains, though much of gay shopper fury seems aimed at Target.
Target snubbed HRC last month when the gay rights group attempted to reach a cash settlement with the company.
Rally organizers said Saturday’s event was an effort to keep pressure on Target and Best Buy until the stores take “steps to win back the loyalty of fair-minded consumers.”
Photos by Sher Pruitt
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