Nicholas Lefevre, described by Politico as "a promoter of the Target boycott." Lefevre is responding to the "lock out" by Facebook of an administrator for the online group "Boycott Target Until They Cease Funding Anti-Gay Politics.'' In recent months, some people in the gay community have called for and participated in a boycott against Target Corp and Best Buy. It was revealed in July that the popular chain stores have generously funded an organization that promotes an anti-gay gubernatorial candidate in Minnesota. Nearly 80,000 people have joined the activist group's Facebook page.
Curiously, in a related corporate development, it has been announced that Target will be the first seller of gift cards that contain Facebook credits. (USA Today)
Reaching Out is the annual conference of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) graduate business school students. This year, 1,000 students, business leaders, and recruiters are expected to gather from October 14 thru October 17 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.
Description of an upcoming LGBT business conference, Reaching Out, that lists Target Corp. as one of its leading "Platinum sponsors." Target has been an open supporter of other gay specific events over the years, like Minnesota Pride. Some activists are pushing for all-things-related-to-Target to come under scrutiny. Other people have criticized activists' boycott as focusing on a strong corporate ally; adding that they should be going after Tom Emmer, the anti-gay rights political adversary who is at the center of the tension. (ReachingOutMBA.org)