The Human Rights Campaign, a pro-LGBT advocacy group, has declared a state of emergency for LGBT people in America.
"LGBTQ+ Americans are living in a state of emergency. The multiplying threats facing millions in our community are not just perceived — they are real, tangible and dangerous. In many cases they are resulting in violence against LGBTQ+ people, forcing families to uproot their lives and flee their homes in search of safer states, and triggering a tidal wave of increased homophobia and transphobia that puts the safety of each and every one of us at risk," HRC President Kelley Robinson said, according to a press release.
"There is an imminent threat to the health and safety of millions of LGBTQ+ people and families, who are living every day in uncertainty and fear," Robinson claimed.
The organization, which supports radical leftist gender ideology, opposes various commonsense state measures around the U.S., such as laws that prohibit performing gender-transition measures on minors and laws that ban boys and men from playing girls' and women's sports.
"Transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming youth in particular have been directly impacted by anti-LGBTQ+ legislation, losing access to life saving medical care, comprehensive and inclusive education, and activities, spaces, and facilities," the press release declares.
Retail giant Target recently faced a wave of criticism for selling pro-LGBT products, including products for kids and a few items from a brand that also sells products with the message "Satan respects pronouns." Target had not been offering the Satan-related items from that brand. In response to the groundswell of negative consumer sentiment, Target announced that it would remove some items, though the company noted that it remained fully supportive of the LGBT movement.
"For more than a decade, Target has offered an assortment of products aimed at celebrating Pride Month. Since introducing this year's collection, we've experienced threats impacting our team members' sense of safety and well-being while at work. Given these volatile circumstances, we are making adjustments to our plans, including removing items that have been at the center of the most significant confrontational behavior. Our focus now is on moving forward with our continuing commitment to the LGBTQIA+ community and standing with them as we celebrate Pride Month and throughout the year," the company said in a statement last month.
But on Monday, the HRC and other groups demanded that Target "release a public statement in the next 24 hours reaffirming their commitment to the LGBTQ+ community," "put Pride merchandise back on the sales floor and online in full," and "ensure safety of team members who are on the front lines."
Celebrity business magnate Elon Musk has publicly decried the practice of performing gender-transition measures on children. In a tweet on Sunday, Musk declared that "'gender-affirming care for minors' is pure evil."
"I will be actively lobbying to criminalize making severe, irreversible changes to children below the age of consent. Shame on those who advocate this! It is utterly contemptible," Musk wrote in a tweet last week.
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