5 LGBT things you need to know today, May 3

1.The 2016 Tony Award nominations were announced this morning, and as expected, Hamilton: The Musical dominated with a record breaking 16 nominations.2. Hollywood movies in 2015 had about the same number of...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, April 21

1. ESPN fired baseball analyst Curt Schilling on Wednesday, two days after he shared an anti-trans meme on Facebook. Schilling had previously been suspended for a tweet comparing Muslims to Nazis.2. In the ...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Aug. 10

1. This is big. Target has announced that it will begin to eliminate gendered advertising for many of its products.2. “Surgeries on intersex babies, these advocates argue, often cause the...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, June 10

1. The AP reports on how a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against marriage equality would cause legal “chaos.”2. “Santorum calls crowd of 4 in rural Iowa a success.” There's our headline of the day courtesy of T...
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Did Lady Gaga put the gay back in ‘Tar-gay’?

In an interview with Billboard magazine, Lady Gaga says an exclusive edition release of "Born This Way" with Target was made only with the promise the retailer would donate to and align itself with pro-LGBT causes.

Target made a $150,000 donation to a political action committee that supported GOP candidate Tom Emmer, who opposes gay marriage, when he ran for governor of Minnesota last year. Emmer lost.

But Lady Gaga's decision to release the exclusive edition of "Born This Way" — who some have deemed the next "gay anthem" —raised the eyebrows of many of her more social justice activist Little Monsters.

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Target is low-hanging fruit

The gays are mad at Target because the corporation made a hefty campaign contribution to a man who is obviously anti-gay and who is running for governor of Minnesota.

Yes, this sucks. Anyone who works against us is an ass. So, see you later, “Dr.” Laura. I wouldn’t get a pap smear from her either, Kathy.

And this guy running for governor, whatever his name is, obviously is wrong and Target, as inclusive as it is with its non-discrimination statements and willingness to hire and offer benefits to LGBT people — well, it would have been better if they had not given $150,000 to someone who doesn’t believe their own employees deserve equal rights.