Now that quarantine in my state is slowly starting to lift, I was excited to visit my local Target last week that I hadn’t been to in months (and by “local” I mean an hour away, because in Idaho that’s considered local). After walking up and down a few aisles, I realized that there was absolutely no Pride display or any Pride merchandise being sold.
When I lived in New Jersey, every year, a huge Pride display greeted customers as soon as they walked in the door. This led me down a rabbit hole of thoughts surrounding Pride merchandise and the economics behind it. Some thoughts that came to mind -