Family Equality joins 100+ LGBTQ+ Advocacy Organizations and Allies Calling on Business Community to Reject Coordinated, Extremist Anti-LGBTQ+ Attacks

Other organizations that have signed on to the statement include UltraViolet, Equality Federation, National Center for Transgender Equality, Georgia Equality, Equality Virginia, CenterLink, Garden State Equality, Matthew Shepard Foundation, NMAC

WASHINGTON – Today, Family Equality joined the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), GLAAD, GLSEN, National LGBTQ Task Force, National Center for Lesbian Rights and National Black Justice Coalition, in partnership with more than 100 organizations, in renewing their call for Target and the business community to reject and speak out against anti-LGBTQ+ extremism going into Pride Month. Additionally, the coalition stands in solidarity with the LGBTQ+ employees at companies like Target, as well as the designers of Pride merchandise, who have experienced horrendous attacks while simply showing up to work. Harassment and threats of violence, anywhere and at any time, against good people just doing their jobs to make a living is completely unacceptable and irrational. As highlighted in the statement below, the coalition has communicated expectations that Target provide necessary security measures for employees’ safety while also showing support for the LGBTQ+ community by denouncing extremists.

The full coalition statement can be viewed here.

The following organizations have signed on to the statement:

AAPI Victory Alliance

Accountable For Equality

Ace and Aro Alliance of Central Ohio

Alaskans Together for Equality

All Under One Roof LGBT Advocates of Southeastern Idaho

Alliance For Full Acceptance

Arizona Trans Youth and Parent Organization

Bans Off Miami

Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice

Black Leaders Organizing for Communities (BLOC)

Brooklyn Community Pride Center

Capital Pride Alliance

Carolinas CARE Partnership


CASA in Action

Center for Psychological Growth

Center on Halsted

CenterLink: The Community of LGBTQ Centers

Central Valley Pride

Centre LGBT+

City of Milwaukee Equal Rights Commission


Compass LGBTQ Community Center

Delmarva Pride Center

Diverse & Resilient

Eastern PA Trans Equity Project

Emerald Coast Equality

Equality California

Equality Community Center

Equality Federation

Equality Michigan

Equality NC

Equality New York

Equality Virginia


Equitas Health

Fairness Campaign

Family Equality

Florida Freedom to Read Project


Freedom Oklahoma

Freedom Virginia

Garden State Equality

Georgia Equality




Grand Strand PRIDE

Henderson Equality Center

Hope CommUnity Center

Hudson Pride Center

I Am Human Foundation

inclusion tennessee

Indiana Youth Group (IYG)

Institute for LGBT Health and Wellbeing


Kaleidoscope Youth Center

Lavender Rights Project

Lexington Pride Center

LGBT Center of Raleigh

LGBT Detroit

LGBT+ Family & Games


LGBTQ+ Center of Southern Nevada

Live Out Loud

Los Angeles LGBT Center

Louisiana Trans Advocates

Louisiana Trans Advocates

Make the Road Nevada

Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition

Matthew Shepard Foundation

Milwaukee LGBT Community Center

MoCo Pride Center

Muncie OUTreach LGBTQ+ Center

National Black Justice Coalition

National Center for Lesbian Rights

National Center for Transgender Equality

National LGBTQ Task Force


North Las Vegas Equality Center

North San Diego County LGBTQ Resource Center

NYC Pride

Oklahoma Progress Now

One Colorado

One In Long Beach, Inc.


OutReach LGBTQ+ Community Center

Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents

Point of Pride

Pride at Work – Rochester Finger Lakes Chapter

Pride Foundation

Prism Counseling & Community Services

Project Pride SRQ

Queer Northshore

QUEERSPACE collective

Qweerty Gamers

Rainbow Rose Center

Real Mama Bears

Resource Center

Rockland County Pride Center

Sacramento LGBT Community Center

Seacoast Outright

Shoals Diversity Center

Silver State Equality


St. Tammany Library Alliance

Stonewall Columbus

Tennessee Equality Project

The Center: 7 Rivers LGBTQ Connection

The LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland

the Montrose Center

The Normal Anomaly Initiative, Inc

The Personal Stories Project

The Pride Center at Equality Park

The Sacred Cloth Project

The Spahr Center

TransFamily Support Services

Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund

Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico

Transgender Resource Education and Enrichment Services-TREES Inc.

Transinclusive Group


Truth Wins Out


Upstate SC LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce

Uptown Gay and Lesbian Alliance (UGLA)

Us Giving Richmond Connections

Waves Ahead Corp

We Are Family

Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Women’s Emergency Network

Woodhull Freedom Foundation


Zebra Youth

603 Equality

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