After it was reported that retail chain Target has made significant contributions to political candidates with anti-gay agendas, local reporters have been speculating on how San Francisco might greet the company’s two new big-box stores planned for the city. And now we have an inkling of an idea, with a report today that SF mayor Ed Lee is asking to meet with Target officials to discuss the issue.
Nearly a year ago, SF Weekly asked “Will San Francisco Overlook Target’s Ties to Gay Hate?”
The answer to that might be “yes,” if you look at things like the silence from the Mayor’s office when, last month, local LGBTQ blog Queerty asked Lee things like “do San Franciscans have any assurance that the money they spend at Target will not be used to support the campaigns of anti-LGBT politicians?”
The Appeal’s repeated calls to the Mayor’s office asking about this issue have never been returned, either.
However according to the Bay Area Reporter , Mayor Ed Lee “has requested a meeting with [Target] officials to ask them about the political giving controversy.”
The BAR didn’t provide any details on this requested meeting. The Appeal’s left another message with Lee’s office to get more information, and is hopeful that this time, they will respond.