Walmart stores in Alaska and across the nation are rolling out a whole line of LGBTQ-themed clothing as part of a new corporate-wide embrace of “Pride Month.”
According to a report in Arizona Republic, Walmart’s new Pride apparel is designed by several companies. It includes hats, socks, shirts, water bottles, baby onesies, children’s clothing and much more.
Walmart has already rolled out a series of Pride clothing specifically targeting Alaskans, as it has done in other states.
Gay rights groups are hailing the corporate move as one of the most significant victories for the LGBTQ movement in terms of influencing the wider culture.
Walmart operates more than 5,300 U.S. stores, including seven supercenters and two discount outlets in Alaska, where the company has roughly 2,500 employees.
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Ethan Peck, speaking for National Center for Public Policy Research, told American Family News that Walmart’s support of “Pride Month” reveals that the massive corporation has been “captured” by radical activist groups with little concern about pleasing customers or improving its bottom line for shareholders.
Last month, “Gay Pride Apparel” designers told the Arizona Republic that Walmart’s decision to push “Pride” apparel is “the biggest thing that Gay Pride Apparel has done — ever.”
One of the designers added: “It’s going to be so refreshing for a 13-year-old, a 14-year-old, someone younger than that to walk into a Walmart and see items that reflect with their identity.”