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Make Sure To Order Your ‘American Horror Story’ Rubber Man Suit From Target For Halloween!

Just in time for Halloween! (Or any old informal gathering)

For those of you who want and alternative to visiting your neighborhood sex shop to dress up as the “Rubber Man” from American Horror Story,  Target (YES TARGET!) has come to the rescue offering its version of the of  bulge-hugging outfit for just a bit more than it would cost to own the entire first season on DVD.

And so far the reviews are glowing:

“Surprised my wife one day after work and hiding in the covers. Quality was good, easy to get into and breathed well. Only suggestion would be adding loops and hooks for attachments” – Gimp from Miami Florida

“This is my fifth gimp suit, and I’ve been quite pleased with it.  It looks pretty good and conceals well.  My neighbor didn’t even know it was me when I went into her house last week.  I’m going to keep the suit as a back up and will probably use it at informal get-togethers.  The quality is no where near what you get with one made of Caoutchouc rubber, but it’s a tiny fraction of the price!  Highly recommend.” – Sandusky from Center County, PA

“Got mine the other day and walked around my neighborhood with it on to see what my neighbors thought.  My one neighbor pointed out that he could tell I was commando… Yeah, you kinda can’t hide that.” – Ozzie from Hudson County, NJ  (HELLO OZZIE!)

And all this can be yours for only $42.49  – Reg:$49.99– Save $7.50 – 15%  (LOL!) by ordering  it online from Target.  (YES TARGET!)

^Chain smoking southern bigot  neighbor Constance Tate sold separately

Anti-Gay Groups Protest TARGET Over Gay Pride Shirts – TARGET Its Time To Choose, US or THEM

Yesterday we reported about retail giant TARGET  who just two years ago gave well over $150,00.00 to MN Forward, a  Republican PAC supporting anti-gay candidate Tom Emmer and is now selling a line of Gay Pride-themed T-shirts (only) online to benefit the Family Equality Council.

Today, right on cue the anti-gay hate groups the Family Research Council and the American Family Association are beginning to rally their troops against Target over the T-shirts.

From  an audio message from Tony Perkins, Family Research Council hate group president:

“Target’s slogan is “expect more.” And when it comes to their politics, Americans do. Hello, I’m Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. One of America’s biggest companies isn’t just named Target–it’s becoming one. Starting May 20, the mega-chain’s introducing a new line of same-sex “marriage” merchandise that says, “Love is love.” Target promises to donate 100% of the profits to a national homosexual group–but they don’t specify which one. Retail analyst Britt Beemer says that Target’s strategy isn’t “very smart,” especially in conservative states, where it does the biggest business. “Anytime a retailer gets away from doing what they should be doing by being involved in a social cause, [they] lose.” The company said it wanted to “resonate beyond fashion.” But if they’re looking to resonate with Americans, they ought to try defending marriage. According to voters, the country’s still very opposed to redefining it. Let Target know that its agenda isn’t your style. Log on to target.com, scroll down, and click “Contact Us.”

The American Family Association is also feigning anger, with the organization’s president Tim Wildmon releasing an action alert and letter stating:

Target is joining President Obama in ramming same-sex marriage down the throats of the American people. (Because we all know LGBT Pride is about gay marriage)

Send an email to Target Chairman Gregg Steinhafel. Let him know that a majority of Americans oppose same-sex marriage and are able to use their pocketbooks to voice their opposition to companies that support it.

Dear Chairman Steinhafel:
Thirty-one states have overwhelmingly voted for constitutional amendments to protect marriage as only between one-man, one-woman. And your company does business in all of these states.

That’s why I can’t understand why Target would purposely choose to offend me by donating cash to support the Family Equality Council’s push for legalizing homosexual marriage.

I urge you to reconsider this promotion and stop supporting a gay marriage campaign. 

Otherwise, I will reconsider shopping at your stores and choose making my purchases from your competitors.

Well TARGET this is what happens when you play both sides against the middle.  You can’t have it both ways.

The LGBT Community is still upset with you with many still boycotting your stores.  And now the right wing religious terrorist are after you.

You need to make a choice.  You can’t support the anti-gay GOP extreme right wing and the LGBT community at the same time.

Now that its caught up with you you need to choose.

Its US or THEM.

TARGET Launches Line of Gay Pride T-Shirts – Seriously?

TARGET  who just two years ago, Target was under fire for its donations to MN Forward, a  Republican PAC supporting anti-gay candidate Tom Emmer is now selling a line of Gay Pride-themed T-shirts (only) online this year, which TARGET spokesman say grew out  of “a grass-roots effort among employees and the company’s LGBTA (lesbian, gay,  bisexual, transgender and allies) Business Council”.

The T-Shirts, ten in all are featured on Target’s website . Two  feature a design by  Gwen Stefani, which reads, “Love is  love.” Each Pride T-shirt sells for $12.99, all of which will be donated to the  Family Equality Council. Donation will capped at $120,000.

TARGET gave outright the GOP Political Pac which supported anti-gay Tom Emmer $150,000.00

Family Equality Council’s Jennifer Christler insists that Targets past donations to Tom Emmer and anti-gay Republican PAC’s had nothing to do with it.

“I certainly recognize what an incredible  reaction [the Emmer-related donation] generated,” said Jennifer Chrisler, the  council’s executive director. “But here’s what I know about TARGET and their  work with us: They’re 100 percent committed to the goal of families being  respected in all communities including parents who happen to be LGBT. This is  just a continuation of that support.”

With that being said where does TARGET stand on Minnesota’s impending ballot measure that would constitutionally ban same-sex  marriage in their corporate headquarters state?

A non-committal one as the Star Tribune reports:

Target, the $70 billion cheap chic retailer, hasn’t taken a public stand on the  amendment. In a statement, the company notes its “long history” of supporting  the LGBT community but acknowledges “there is a broad range of strongly held  views on the [Minnesota] Marriage Amendment.” The company goes on to encourage  employees to exercise their right to vote.

Just the fact that TARGET is selling these shirts online ONLY is akin to sitting on the back of the bus.   They clearly want your money but they don’t want the bulk of thier in-store customers to see that they are  selling these tee shirts and TARGET has never apologized for the Emmer donation and still donates to GOP Pacs and politicians.

TARGET obviously wants it both ways but in reality is doing NOTHING in Minnesota or to actual advance  equal protection for LGBT citizens.

Don’t buy TARGET’s  bullshit and don’t buy these ugly assed tee shirts.

Source: The Star Tribune

Man Sues City of San Diego And San Diego Pride Over Public Nudity Arrest

Thanks to the San Diego Police Dept. and San Diego Pride Will X. Walters now holds the dubious honor of being the ONLY  person in the history of the City of San Diego to be arrested and booked on a charge of public nudity. 

The problem is that Mr. Walters wasn’t nude.

The arrest happened at the 2011 San Diego Pride Parade and Walters who was dressed in “leather gear consisting of boots, a black leather gladiator kilt, black underwear, and a black leather harness with chrome rings and  says he was forcibly escorted out and had his phone knocked from his hand as he attempted to record the incident.

Walters is now suing the City of San Diego, several police officers, San Diego Pride, and head of Pride security, Shawn Chamberlain, seeking an injunction and compensatory and punitive damages for violations of the Fourteenth and Fourth Amendments, false arrest, battery, negligence and violation of his civil rights under California’s Civil Code, Courthouse News Service reports:

Will X. Walters claims city police selectively enforced a municipal policy on public nudity, which allows women to wear g-strings and thongs, but not gay men.

Walters also claims that San Diego Pride “wholeheartedly endorsed” the policy, to “curry favor” with the police department, to appeal to mainstream sponsors, and to make the event palatable to straight people and families.

“Will Walters is a Hispanic, gay man who owns the dubious distinction of being the only person in the history of the City of San Diego to be arrested and booked on a charge of public nudity,” the complaint states. “Mr. Walters was arrested for public nudity at the 2011 Lesbian Gay Bi-Sexual Transgender Pride (‘Pride’) event while wearing an opaque gladiator type kilt over black underwear. Under any definition, he was not nude, as his buttocks and genitalia were fully covered. Nonetheless, he was ushered out of the event, humiliated, arrested, and incarcerated.

At the jail Mr. Walters was placed in a single cell visible to all inmates being checked in. San Diego County sheriffs deputies encouraged the incoming inmates to ridicule Mr. Walters, who was wearing only his kilt and underwear, and the deputies joined in the verbal harassment. In going from the hot environment of an overheated car to the air conditioned jail, Mr. Walters was chilled. The deputies refused Mr. Walters any additional clothing or a blanket. However, upon his release from jail, Mr. Walters was ordered to change into clothing provided by the jail. Mr. Walters was released from the jail at approximately 2:15 am, Sunday, July 17, 2011, after posting $190 bond. He had been given nothing to eat or drink since his arrest, some twelve hours prior.”

Is this just another attempt at assimilation and making Pride Events “gaybie” Family Friendly? 

If so it’s just WRONG.

The whole point of Pride is to celebrate WHO we are, MAKE A STATEMENT and HAVE FUN. 

We do not hold Pride Parades to impress heterosexuals with how “normal” we are are.

Portland Oregan Gay Chat Line Robber Sentenced To 14.5 Years In Prison

Elijah Whitney Cohens II reached out and touched someone alright, many someones as Cohen used Gay Sex Chatlines in the Portland OR area to rob at least 4 -6 gay men in a 4 week period between May – June of 2011

Investigators say that Cohen’s tactics and targets varied widely and victims ranged in age from their 20s to 60s.  But after setting a date via phone and meeting-up  Cohen always said he was a police officer — and that he had a gun. (Cohens also had sex with two victims before robbing them.)

Cohen’s even  tracked down one victim at the victim’s apartment, although the victim hadn’t given Cohens his address. Cohens tied him up and walked out with $5,000 worth of the man’s valuables, including a big-screen TV.

Portland police were able to track down Cohens because of DNA he left behind a cigarette the  DNA was matched with a previous sample entered into the state database after Cohens’ previous felony convictions, which include robbery, forgery, assault and burglary.

Cohens pleaded guilty in Multnomah County Circuit Court to first-degree robbery, second-degree robbery, first-degree burglary and criminal impersonation of an officer. Judge Angel Lopez sentenced Cohens to 150 months (14.5 years) in prison and ordered him to pay $7,000 in restitution.

Guys look, heres a word of advice.  If you’re horny go pick someone up the old fashined way like at a bar.  Or better yet a bathouse if theres still one in your area.  Its very hard to conceal a gun under a skimoy towel.

American Family Association Attacks The Trevor Project and “Degrassi” For “Recruiting Teens to Become ‘Gay’

The officially recognized American Family Association with its umbrella hate group the Florida Family Association is attacking The Trevor Project which is airs a suicide prevention spot during the Teen Nick channel’s  DiGrassi.

Degrassi: The Next Generation (renamed Degrassi from the tenth season) is a Canadian teen drama television series.  Degrassi:  follows an ensemble cast of students at Degrassi Community School who face various challenges like poor self image, peer pressure, child abuse, sexual identity, gang violence, self-injury, teenage pregnancy, drug abuse, homosexuality and death. And in a recent storyline portrayed a transgendered teenager.

According to the AFA:

Not only is Teen Nick affirming the homosexual and transgender lifestyles in the content of the program itself but also includes promotions during Degrassi which lead America’s youth toward, not away from embracing these behaviors.

The David Colton Executive Director of the FFA continues:

“They are openly recruiting teens and children to become ‘gay’ on a program that also promotes the transgender and homosexual lifestyle, if you call this helpline, you are not persuaded to walk away from the lifestyle. You are persuaded to be proud and embrace it.”

Oh and get this  The main sponsor of the Digrassi?  TARGET.  And the AFA is calling for financial terrorism, er I mean a boycott against TARGET CORP.   Irony or what?

As for David Colton.  “Dangerous lifestyle?” Please bitch, that meme needs to go. The only danger a gay teens faces is from bigots like you make thier living from the money they receive from the fear, studity, and hate of it’s members.  If anything must go it’s YOU.  And I will do my damndest to see that happen.

Gloria Estafan Defends Exclusive Deal With Anti-Gay TARGET – Denial For $$$’s

Singer Gloria Estafan who once stood up to  Conservative Christian groups who had placed a measure on the ballot to repeal a Miami-Dade County ordinance  protecting gays during the  ”No to Discrimination/SAVE Dade” campaign,  and has also made an anti-bullying  It Gets Better Video .  Has SHOCKED many in the LGBT community when they found out that  Estafan whose new album, which will be released Sept. 27, will be done so as an exclusive partnership  deal with the anti-gay TARGET Corporation which is currently under boycott by many in the LGBT Community.

Estafan, who when pushed to explain her decision by many replied that “she did her her homework” and felt comfortable that “TARGET supports the gay community” and that the rest of us are misinformed.

Sorry to say this Gloria but your research obviously sucks as much as the GOP Presidential candidates on political issues.  That or you are TOTALLY clueless and having a major case of “denial for dollars”.

Either way I for one, as I am sure many in the gay community are extremely disaapointed and disgusted by your response.

So “c’mon baby and shake that samba” elsewhere because until you drop TARGET and issue an apology you’re not getting one red cent from me.

Lack Of Integrty In The LGBT Community – NYC Pride, Seattle Pride, Twin Cities Pride ALL Acceptted Money From TARGET Corp

While many of us still refuse to set foot one foot inside a TARGET Store and Lady Gaga refuses to sell her wares there it seems that many Pride Organizations in the USA have very little reason to be proud after accepting sponsorship donations from retail giant itself while local Target stores are sponsoring a number of smaller festivals so they’d have enough balloons and booze for their 2011 Pride soiree’s

New York City, Minnesota Twin Cities, and Seattle Pride ALL received money from the TARGET and show very little regret at doing so.

TARGET which is based in Minneapolis Minnesota has always been of their Pride Festivities and Because of Twin Cities Pride’s 501(c)(3) tax status, the organization cannot openly criticize Target or formally join a boycott of the company (but they could refuse the money) and Seattle Pride Board Director Adam Rosencrantz issued just a one sentence statement about TARGETS sponsorship.  “We are glad to see major corporations sponsor events that bring people together in Pride,”

But Chris Fredrick, managing director of Heritage of Pride which runs the oldest and most meaning Pride festival in America the NYC Gay Pride Festival put it more bluntly  “”It was a choice of whether I wanted to take the money, or if another pride would just end up taking it,” he said. “A lot of major corporations support major Republican initiatives. I don’t think it was an anti-marriage donation; I think it was more of a pro-business donation that just so happened to be tied into a candidate that was anti-marriage.”  (At the time HOP was spending TARGETS money on the Gay Pride Parade, TARGET Corp was suing a California gay advocacy group for lobbying for same sex marriage outside its stores.)

We, as a community  NEED to show integrity, and truthfully that has been lacking greatly for many years now.  From GLAAD’s involvement with AT&T to accepting money from questionable corporations which many are boycotting just because they are handing it out and we want more floats and go-go boys at a parade.

Without integrity nothing works. 

How in the world will we ever gain the respect of  others when when obviously as a community we do not respect ourselves.

TARGET CEO Hammered With Questions About Anti-Gay Donations By Shareholders As Stock Tumbles

TARGET Chairman, President and Chief Executive Gregg Steinhafe was prepared to talk about how  even though Target is seeing profits its shares have hit an 18-month low on concerns that the retailer is not seeing enough shoppers buy high end items (Piss off the gays and the money goes away) at the company’s annual meeting yesterday.
Instead Steinhafe was HAMMERED with questions about Target’s $150,000 to MN Forward, a GOP group that supported GOP gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer.who supported a proposed amendment to Minnesota constitution to ban gay marriage.

Bill de Blasio, New York City public advocate and trustee of the New York City employees retirement system, which holds about $50 million in Target shares, said on Tuesday that he is “deeply concerned” which was echoed by other shareholders to the point where Steinhafe was so overloaded with questions about Targets political giving at one point in the meeting he said.  “Does anybody have a question relating to our business that is unrelated to political giving? I would love to hear any question related to something else,”

Target shares plunged 21.7 percent from the beginning of 2011 through Tuesday

Target Tells It’s Employee’s: Gay Inc. Loves Us, Especially "The Task Force"!

TARGET Corp who gave $150K to MN Forward/ anti-gay Tom Emmer– then 5 days later apologized for it promising to be more careful in the future –  then proceeded – after that so-called apology – to give another $30K to some of the most rabidly anti-gay candidates ever both in and outside of Minnesota in the 2010 election cycle. Is letting its employees know that it embraces us gays and that Gay Inc embraces TARGET as pictured above in the Target Employee newsletter (that has

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force logo on the bottom)

Target participated in the NGLTF (Now only The Task Force they dropped the “Gay” and “Lesbian”.) 23rd annual “Creating Change” conference in February which really creates no change at all but does make “The Task Force” look like it’s actually doping something and a a nice chunk of money which I am sure that Target donated some $$$ into because why else in Harvey Milks holy name would “The Task Force” even allow TARGET to attend and participate?

Gay Inc and greed and lack of integrity go hand in hand it seems especially where TARGET in concerned.

Above we have The Task Force, earlier this month we had GLAAD who gave Ricky Martin the “The Vito Russo Award” at it’s latest round of Media Awards for being a gay role model even though Martin signed an exclusive distribution contract with TARGET a month earlier for his new album.  And the HRC who after Target’s donation to anti-gay Tom Emmer became public tried to get Target to donate a matching sum of money to a “pro-gay” organization to make up for it, namely them, which TARGET didn’t.

Until our LGBT Organizations drop the greed, move out of their multi-million dollar offices and gain some self-respect and integrity and fight for our rights because of a passion to do so and not a nice fat paycheck will we get anywhere.