In the wake of the controversy surrounding Target’s debut of pro-transgender clothing lines aimed at children, it has since been revealed that one of the senior executives in the company’s marketing department also holds a position with a pro-transgender advocacy group.
According to Fox News, the vice president of brand marketing for Target, Carlos Saavedra, is also a treasurer for the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN). GLSEN has pushed for schools across the country to enact policies that forbid parents from being made aware of their childrens’ gender identities at school, as well as pushing schools to include explicitly sexual books in their libraries.
GLSEN has written out its preferred policy for schools’ treatment of the parents of students, declaring that “[the local education agency] shall ensure that all personally identifiable and medical information relating to transgender and nonbinary students is kept confidential.”
“Staff or educators shall not disclose any information that may reveal a student’s gender identity to others, including parents or guardian,” the policy continues. “This disclosure must be discussed with the student, prior to any action.”
GLSEN is also Target’s partner for the pride month campaign, where the company and other corporations throughout the United States celebrate homosexuality, transgenderism, and other forms of sexual degeneracy. Target donates to GLSEN every year, with the most recent one being roughly $2.1 million.
In a statement, Target reaffirmed its support for GLSEN, declaring that the group “leads the movement in creating affirming… and anti-racist spaces for LGBTQIA+ students. We are proud of 10+ years of collaboration with GLSEN and continue to support their mission.”
Target is currently facing a nationwide boycott after it rolled out the line of bathing suits and other clothing targeted at so-called “transgender” people, and specifically aimed at young children. Target stock has declined by over $10 million since the boycott began, drawing comparisons to a similar boycott against Bud Light over its partnering with “transgender” social media influencer Dylan Mulvaney.