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One Million Moms group outraged by lesbian kiss in April 2012 Urban Outfitters catalog

Update on April 19:

From Miami publicist Sharon Kersten, who specializes in promoting LGBT groups and events:

Although you posted the One Million Moms post, with a link to their website, I’m surprised that you didn’t include a link or email address for people to contact Urban Outfitters, to thank them.

Richard A. Hayne, Chairman 
Urban Outfitters
1809 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA  19103 

Primary Phone: 800-959-8794
Secondary Phone: 215-564-2313
Fax: 800-959-8794
E-Mail: richard.hayne@urbanout.com

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From One Million Moms, a project of the American Family Association, which recently tried to convince jcpenney in February to dump Ellen DeGeneres as its spokeswoman:

Trash Your Teen's New Urban Outfitters Catalog Today!

WARNING! The April 2012 catalog from Urban Outfitters has begun arriving in home mailboxes the last couple of days. On page two of this catalog is a picture of two women kissing in a face holding embrace! The ad and catalog are clearly geared toward teenagers.

Before your child has a chance to read the newest Urban Outfitters catalog call to unsubscribe from their mailing list at 1-800-282-2200, and then throw it away. When you call be sure to let them know why you are unsubscribing. Tell them you will also no longer shop at their stores if you hear this type of advertising continues. The content is offensive and inappropriate for a teen who is the company's target customer.

TAKE ACTION

Please send an email letter urging Urban Outfitters to discontinue this ad and immediately stop the circulation of the catalog with the two women kissing or you will make a conscious effort to shop elsewhere. Also, suggest they refrain from using this type of advertising in the future. An apology statement from the company for sending an offensive catalog to people's homes would be appropriate and appreciated by customers and families as well.

Send Your Letter Now!

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DONE: Here is my letter: THANK YOU Urban Outfitters for standing up for Diversity.

NOT a member of OneMillionMoms.com, ... because I am a physician MOM (with daughter in 3rd year of Med School)

As a fulltime LGBTQI supporter I am thrilled that you have done this! We need more being examples for our poor brainwashed and hormone confused teens!

Thanks again!

Urban Outfitters is to be congratulated for this simple but poignant display of support for the LGBT* community.

Congratulations Urban Outfitters for your willingness to include all people in your ads and to be open to all people to shop at your store. Shame on the OneMillionMom.com for their small mindedness and ignorance and for trying to spread your smallness.

Teens are only going to want to shop their more now. Nothing like judgmental, controlling, and ignorant moms to make teens want something even more. Win, win situation.

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