Macy’s Removes Gay Mannequins After Hate Group Complains
Posted on Jun 7, 2006
Macy’s department store in Boston removed from its window a duo of mannequins—one wearing a gay pride flag—after a conservative group complained that the display was offensive. (h/t: Towleroad )
Macy’s deserves all the criticism it’s getting for caving in to the puritans.
Macy?s department store found itself mired in a fierce national debate between conservatives and gay activists when it bowed to complaints and removed part of a window display marking Boston Pride Week.
The Downtown Crossing store display featured two male mannequins - one wearing a gay pride rainbow flag around its waist - standing near a list of several planned Boston Pride events. The display was designed by Macy?s with the approval of the Boston Pride Committee.
But the store yanked the mannequins from the window after MassResistance, the conservative group formerly named Article 8 Alliance which has also campaigned against sex education and gay-themed books in public schools, complained the display was offensive.
At top: A display in the window of the Boston Macy’s features two gay-themed mannequins. Below that: the same window after a conservative group complained about the display.