Ricky Martin at the GLAAD Media Awards
(Pic: © 2011 Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)

While Lady Gaga canned her deal with US retail giant Target over its support of anti-gay politicians, openly gay star Ricky Martin is still in business with the company.

According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Martin, along with Jennifer Hudson, recently performed for 10,000 Target store managers at a company conference.

The singer also has a deal with Target to sell an exclusive special edition of his new album Música + Alma + Sexo.

It was a similar deal which Gaga negotiated with the company but then cancelled when she claimed Target went back on its commitment to stop financially supporting anti-gay groups.

“I am happy to partner with Target – a company that not only embraces a wide variety of music and cultures, but also has a long history of giving back to communities,” Martin said in January when he signed the agreement.

Martin was honoured at the GLAAD Media Awards on Sunday for making “a significant difference in promoting equality for the LGBT community”.

The singer has not yet commented on the issue.

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