My letter read as this:
I was sadden to learn today that Macy's Department
Store pulled two male mannequins from your Boston
store - due to complaints over content celebrating gay
pride. In no way were the mannequins offense. The
store did not purchase new mannequins for the display,
place them in any compromising situations or rely on
shock value to stir controversy.
The sad part about their removal is that if this were
a St. Patrick's Day or Christmas window, your store
would not have compromised over the content or bowed
to pressure from any other group to remove any part of
those windows. And for that, I am truly saddened.
My grandmother in the late 60s worked as a seamstress
for your company and I was always extremely proud of
such an accomplishment. Today, I am saddened to say,
that unless you correct the damage you have already
done, you have lost another customer.