‘Non-Binary And Transgender Extravaganza’: Tens Of Thousands Boycotting Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Department Store
Tom Turkey by Macy's float is waiting for the parade to start during 96th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 24, 2022 in New York City.
Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for Macy’s, Inc.

A petition calling to boycott Macy’s stores and refrain from watching this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has garnered more than 40,500 signatories objecting to the event’s apparent transgender agenda.

The parade, set to take place in New York City, has generally been accepted as a family-friendly affair viewed by tens of millions of Americans each year. This year, however, two characters associated with the event’s performances are so-called non-binary or transgender.

“The non-binary and transgender extravaganza on display this Thanksgiving will be brought to you by Macy’s during their annually sponsored Thanksgiving Day Parade,” reads a petition hosted by One Million Moms, a division of the American Family Association. “Unless they are forewarned about it, this year’s holiday parade will potentially expose tens of millions of viewers at home to the liberal LGBTQ agenda.”

“Performances showcased in the parade will include music from two Broadway musicals, ‘& Juliet’ and ‘Shucked’, both of which feature transgender and non-binary performers in major roles,” the petition says.

Notably, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade in 2021 featured a pop singer named Kim Petras, who’s been dubbed the “world’s youngest transsexual.”

President of Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), Kristen Waggoner, reacted, “Macy’s inclusion of a non-binary transgender character in a parade is just another example of an ideological war that’s being waged on families, and customers are saying they’ve had enough. But it seems that corporate brands that were once trusted just still aren’t getting the message.”

“Shame on Macy’s for promoting and sponsoring this type of entertainment,” the One Million Moms petition reads. “We still cannot trust Macy’s Dept. Store. It is clear that Macy’s does not have our children’s best interests in mind. Macy’s needs to know that trust must be earned, and once trust is lost, it is difficult to get back.”

As of Wednesday morning, the petition has 40,543 signatures.

“I do not agree with the LGBTQ agenda you are pushing on families during your Thanksgiving Day Parade,” reads a blurb aimed at those signing the petition. “My family and I will not watch this indoctrination. Since this event goes against our beliefs and values, Macy’s has left conservative and Christian families with no choice but to avoid the parade and its stores, even during the holiday season. My family will not support Macy’s; you have lost our trust.”


For Macy’s part, the department store is moving forward with the Thanksgiving Day events.

“For nearly 100 years, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has showcased the very best in entertainment, delighting Americans everywhere with the most popular music acts, the best of Broadway, our country’s finest marching bands and dance teams, and giant balloons and floats that capture your imagination,” a Macy’s spokesperson said in a statement, National Review reported Tuesday.

“Every performer and volunteer is there with one mission — to entertain millions of spectators and kick off the holiday season. We look forward to celebrating this iconic Thanksgiving tradition again…,” the spokesperson added. 

Related: Report: Macy’s Pulls All Chrissy Teigen Products After Messages Show How She Bullied Teen Girl

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