Just ahead of Pride Month, Target has pulled some of its LGBTQ merchandise from its stores citing “threats,” backlash from customers, and “threats impacting our team members’ sense of safety and well-being while at work.”
It’s unclear which items Target plans to pull. The move comes ahead of Pride Month, which is celebrated in June.
Target has recently received attention for its “tuck friendly” women’s swimsuits that allow trans women who have not had gender-affirming operations to conceal their private parts. Much of the social media frenzy came from users who falsely claimed the suits were designed for kids or in kids’ sizes. The “tuck-friendly” swimsuits are only offered in adult sizes, according to a spokesperson for the company and Target’s website. Kids’ swimsuits in the collection do not feature this label.