Target VP on Board of Radical LGBT Activist Organization
Just days after Target pulled LGBT-friendly clothing and accessories, including apparel for transgender people that featured ‘tuck-friendly’ swimsuits for adolescents and children, it’s been revealed that the Vice President for Brand Management volunteers at an LGBT activist organization.
Carlos Saavedra, 43, is a director and Treasurer at GLSEN, a controversial organization that ‘supports’ LGBT minors in schools.
‼️ NEWLY REVEALED: Target marketing VP holds a senior position at an org lobbying for secretive transgender policies in K-12 schools
Carlos Saavedra, who's in charge of Target's brand marketing, is also the treasurer of GLSEN, Target's Pride Month partner. GLSEN is pushing for… pic.twitter.com/DVtdJdeyWj
— Nick Sortor (@nicksortor) May 29, 2023
Saavedra’s influence may have played a role in Target promoting transgender clothing, but it also may have played a role in the company donating $2.1 million to GLSEN.
The organization has attracted controversy for promoting policies requiring school staff to ‘ensure that all personally identifiable and medical information relating to transgender and nonbinary students is kept confidential,’ including from parents.
The policy promoted by GLSEN specifically said that information should be withheld from ‘parents or guardians… unless the student has authorized such disclosure’. Critics of the policy say that it ‘violates [a parents’] right to parent their own children].’
According to GLSEN and the transgender support plans, the minor child determines if the parent will be notified about the psychosocial medical intervention (social transition) taking place at school. They presume all parents to be a danger to their child with no evidence or due… pic.twitter.com/C2wquGiDfc
— January Littlejohn (@JanuaryDoNoHarm) May 27, 2023
Target proudly touts its partnership with GLSEN on its website, saying that it leads the movement to create affirming, accessible and anti-racist spaces for LGBTQIA+ students. We are proud of 10+ years of collaboration with GLSEN and continue to support their mission.’
Saavedra also publicly affiliates with GLSEN, with his profile saying that he joined the board in 2019 and became the Treasurer in 2021 and that he plays a role in ‘helping create safe spaces in schools for LGBTQIA+ students.’
GLSEN came under fire after it sent instructions to schools saying that they should be ‘more inclusive of trans and non-binary identities,’ including using ‘they/them’ pronouns in lesson plans for math and science.
Critics on social media questioned how math and science could be made more LGBT-friendly.
GLSEN advocates for radical gender ideology to be injected into every subject, including math.
This is from the GLSEN Arizona website: pic.twitter.com/CoEiZP3Xln
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) May 26, 2023
Conservatives have led a boycott against Target and other ‘woke’ companies after successfully harming Bud Light’s bottom line and getting them to reverse course after they featured trans influencer Dylan Mulvaney in an advertisement.
A former executive at Anheuser-Busch, which owns Bud Light, said that activist consumers play a significant role in companies’ decisions.
‘Consumers have no idea that major financial institutions may use their money as leverage to influence popular American brands.’ He said to the Daily Mail.
We have devastated Bud Light with this boycott. Easily the most effective conservative boycott in modern American history. And it shows us the path forward. All it takes is a little bit of strategic planning and follow-through. pic.twitter.com/a99zZTiE6y
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) May 2, 2023
Targets shared plummeted in just ten days after attention was brought to their products, causing them to lose more than $10 billion in market capitalization.
The retail giant has already backed down and announced, led by CEO Brian Cornell, saying that it pulled pro-LGBT items that have ‘been at the center of the most confrontational behavior.’
However, the company claimed that they pulled the items due to threats to their employees rather than the losses they incurred from boycotts.
‘Since introducing this year’s collection, we’ve experienced threats impacting our team members’ sense of safety and wellbeing while at work,’ the firm said.
Still, conservatives said the company’s decision was another victory after Bud Light’s retraction and many plan future boycotts.
BREAKING: Following Boycott, Target Releases Statement On Pride Collection In MAJOR Victory For Conservativeshttps://t.co/ISxU8ejOlf
— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) May 24, 2023
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