Metro Weekly and The Advocate are reporting that the Lady Gaga's exclusive distribution deal with Target has been called off. There hasn't been an official announcement, yet, but that's what several people involved in marketing have said. Target apparently hasn't been notified of this change, so I wouldn't be so certain yet.
But if the deal did fall apart, it's a good result. Not only is Target a business that thinks it's perfectly fine to dump trucks full of money into elections to get politicians elected who'll cut funding for schools and kick people out of their homes and into the street so disgustingly rich Target execs can get a tax break, it was a bitter sort of irony that a corporation that couldn't give two shits about the LGBT positions of the politicians they were supporting was getting an exclusive deal to distribute a song Lady Gaga's been hyping as a "gay anthem."
The deal with Target was for pre-orders of the album to get a song free and bonus tracks on the album, and the pre-order period is halfway over, but no one has reported what this news means for people who pre-ordered the album through Target.
Also, a note to straight media: Target's "new policy" on political contributions is the same as their old policy, plus an advisory board. They've even been donating to anti-gay politicians after they caught flack for the first round of donations. This issue isn't resolved and won't be until Target stops all political contributions.
Democracy shouldn't be for sale, not even for Lady Gaga bonus tracks.