Target removes some Pride merchandise from stores after threats to workers

Target has also moved Pride merchandise from the front to the back of some Southern stores after confrontations and backlash from shoppers in those areas.

MINNEAPOLIS — Target is removing certain items from its stores and making other changes to its LGBTQ merchandise nationwide ahead of Pride month, after an intense backlash from some customers including violent confrontations with its workers.

“Since introducing this year’s collection, we’ve experienced threats impacting our team members’ sense of safety and well-being while at work,” Target said in a statement Tuesday. ”Given these volatile circumstances, we are making adjustments to our plans, including removing items that have been at the

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