Target’s VP of brands is treasurer for LGBTQ group that pushes schools to allow secret gender change in kids; received $2.1m from company

Target appears to be much deeper in bed with the Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) than previously thought, considering its vice president of brand management, Carlos Saavedra, sits on the group’s board of directors as treasurer.

The woke company has donated $2.1 million to GLSEN which pushes secretive transgender policies in K-12 schools. The group’s policies reportedly include telling school staff members that they should “ensure that all personally identifiable and medical information relating to transgender and nonbinary students is kept confidential.”

“Staff or educators shall not disclose any information that may reveal a student’s gender identity to others, including parents or guardian… This disclosure must be discussed with the student, prior to any action,” GSLEN’s policy contends, according to Fox News.

GLSEN also provides books to full-time school employees at no charge, including some that contain sexually explicit content.

Target has not tried to hide the company’s decade-long relationship with GLSEN, crowing on its website, “GLSEN leads the movement in creating 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’s position with GLSEN has surfaced since the company has pushed its Pride displays including “tuck-friendly” women’s swimwear. He joined the company in July 2019 and was promoted to vice president of brand management in January 2021, according to his LinkedIn page.

His profile states that he joined GLSEN as a board member in May 2019 and was elected to the executive committee as treasurer in November 2021. Saavedra’s page goes on to state that GLSEN’s mission is “‘helping create safe spaces in schools for LGBTQIA+ students.”

GLSEN also instructs teachers on how they can make their classes such as math and science “more inclusive of trans and non-binary identities,” according to the Daily Mail. That also includes using “they/them” pronouns in lesson plans.

Following the blowback over the Pride display, Target lost in excess of $10 billion in market capitalization within 10 days. But the company seems to be doubling down on its stance rather than rectifying it.

The Daily Mail reported that shares of Target were previously trading for $160.96 and its market valuation was approximately $74.3 billion. But by the end of Friday, Target’s stock was trading at $138.93 and its market valuation was $64.2 billion.

A number of companies such as Target, Bud Light, Kohl’s, and others are facing backlash for shoving the gay and trans agenda down the throats of parents.

Target issued a statement last week from CEO Brian Cornell who announced that the company had pulled certain items or moved them further back in stores that have “been at the center of the most confrontational behavior.”

“Since introducing this year’s collection, we’ve experienced threats impacting our team members’ sense of safety and wellbeing while at work,” the retail outlet said in its statement. “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.”

The company did not say exactly which items it was pulling or moving. It does not appear that many if any of the swimsuits, onesies, and t-shirts that sparked outrage have been removed, according to the Daily Mail.

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