LGBTQIA+ Team Members & Guests
We embrace our team members and guests who identify as members of the LGBTQIA+ community and show our support as an ally and inclusive, safe employer and retailer. Inclusivity is a core value at Target.
Pride Month at Target is a time of affirmation and solidarity with the LGBTQIA+ community and a chance to reflect on the moment while seeking out joy together. We help our guests, team members and communities observe Pride wherever and however they choose — from partnerships supporting LGBTQIA+ efforts to sharing stories of self-discovery.
For more than 10 years, Target has offered exclusive Pride merchandise featuring a broad assortment of inclusive products across a variety of categories. We also celebrate Pride Month with a marketing campaign that is created to inspire feelings of solidarity and empathy with the LGBTQIA+ community. Our marketing celebrates the intersectionality of identities and interests, while creating and contributing to affirming spaces.
Pride+ Business Council
The Pride+ Business Council is one of eight Diversity and Inclusion Business Councils at Target. The Pride+ Business Council is a diverse group of team members from a variety of backgrounds and teams who are passionate about representing and welcoming the LGBTQIA+ community at Target. The council’s mission is to bring Target’s core values to life — being bold in our authenticity, standing for love and common care, and fostering inclusion. The Pride+ Business Council creates opportunities for team members, including events and experiences, and resources for education and allyship.
Meet a few of our partners
We're proud to partner with GLSEN for more than a decade, working to ensure students have a safe place to learn. Target annually supports GLSEN and its mission to create affirming, accessible and antiracist spaces for LGBTQIA+ students.
We also continue to support local, regional and national LGBTQIA+ organizations throughout the year, including the Human Rights Campaign and Out & Equal, with donations and volunteer hours from our team members.
Target's proud to work with an ever-growing roster of diverse suppliers and each partner, in their own way, helps us champion inclusion within our assortment and far beyond. Target partners with the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce to further our initiatives and help us develop relationships with LGBTQIA+ suppliers. Target is proud to offer a broad assortment of LGBTQ+-owned brands every day. Guests can also shop using our “LGBTQ+-owned” digital badges online to make it easier to find LGBTQ+-owned brands at Target.
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) recognizes Target for meeting all the criteria to earn a 100% rating on the Corporate Equality Index and earning the distinction of “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.” As part of our long-standing support of the HRC, Target joins a group of top U.S. employers as members of the Business Coalition for the Equality Act. This federal legislation would provide the same basic protections to LGBTQIA+ people as are provided to other protected groups under federal law.