Wednesday, June 07, 2006
Mass Pride?
So much to write about today. But I am going to save all of my energy today for one topic. It’s the gay thing.

Extreme Craft tipped me off to a news item this morning about Macy’s in Boston who put up a Gay Pride display in one of their windows. The display consisted of a calendar of events and two male manniquins, one beskirted in a rainbow flag.

No drag, no leather, no sex – to be honest, the display was kinda boring – I would have expected better from window dressers at Macy’s but that’s really not the point. The point is, Mass Resistance, a Boston, Massachusetts christian right group excessively focused on anti-gay strategies, wrote letters and made a few calls to Macy’s. Lo and behold, the mannequins and the websites for Boston Pride and the AIDS Action Committee (?!) were taken down. The pride event calendar however, is still up. Super weird. They’re not taking that down but they took down the mannequins. I’m having a hard time with this compromise Macy's - what exactly went on in that meeting? "Well, we'll take down the fully dressed men and the websites that direct you to an AIDS service organization…but we'll leave up the date of Pride Idol, Latino Nite and the Block party. That should satisfy no one..."

To say something to Macy’s, though I’m not sure exactly what at this point, here are some numbers "straight" off the Mass Resistance website (thanks kids!)

Linda StahleyManager, Boston Macy's
New phone number: 617-357-3063
(she had to change her number because of all of the righters calling)

James Gray President, Macy's East Coast Operations
Executive Offices,
151 W. 34th St.New York, NY 10001

Macy's Presidential Complaints
PO Box 8215Mason, OH 45040

Customer Service Office:800-289-6229
Hours: Monday - Saturday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

Tomorrow – the gay marriage amendment and some actually logical arguments…Shocking, I know.

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