"You’ll stay with me?"
"Until the very end", said James.
- Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
People being angry about ~dem gays~ on Target’s Facebook.
I just want to give my two cents on this and tell you a story.
A couple weeks ago, I was hired at Target. I have a job at Target. Not a big deal right?
It is a big deal because i’m a transman.
It doesn’t take a genius to conclude that it’s hard for me, my brothers, and sisters to get a job. There are legal restraints regarding the job and if you don’t pass, it’s hard to be taken seriously at a job interview.
Right on the application, it asks what your preferred name is. It also asks if there is anything that target should know. I put the fact that I am a transman, expecting not to get a call because usually when you put that down, people will throw out the application. I got TWO interviews.
At the interview, they asked me about it. I told them I am on hormones and they told me that they didn’t care. Not in the sense that they don’t emotionally care, but that it didn’t matter. I was male and that’s all that mattered. They also told me that they give sex same couples benefits in states that do not recognize them as a married couple.
At my job orientation, I was not misgendered once. Even my supervisors who weren’t sure of my gender avoided pronoun use, which I found only happens when you’ve had pronoun training. They gave me a name tag with my preferred name and didn’t ask questions. I felt safe and respected, which is huge for a trans* person.
TLDR: Target is amazing not just for the LGB, but also the T. Shop there for the rest of your life.
Target are honestly doing retail so bloody right
Kid gets a banana as a prank gift from his parents on his birthday. Look at his excitement. This kid is my hero.
White Dress Available HERE
Navy Dress Available HERE (also available in red)
Necklace Available HERE
Jacket Available HERE
Necklace Available HERE (paired with a second unavailable necklace)
Ring Set Available HERE (for under $15)
Shirt Available HERE
This looks like that chocolate Zuccota cake from maggianos… That I want right now… Coincidence?
Did I ever tell you guys the time I rushed to the ER when I thought my appendix exploded, but it turns out I was just getting period cramps for the first time?
When I was in the military and dying (okay… The nurse said my blood pressure was worse than a heart attack victim), the other girl in the room with me thought she had appendicitis like you did. They did an X-ray and it was just a huge gas bubble.
It was in tech school and I remember feeling awful for her knowing she’d have to go back and tell them that (they gave you a signed slip outlining what the results of your visit were).
Can you imagine? “I told you I needed to leave class because I had appendicitis. It turns out is was gas.” To tech sergeants and master sergeants.
Police pick people out of the crowd, then rush forward. Frightening.
A friend of mine (preservationist who lives in my neighborhood) got arrested last night in ferguson. Released this morning around 1am with a summonsHe was white. This isn’t about black people being treated aggressively instead of whites. My friend was treated aggressively. This wasn’t an attack on black people or white people. This was an attack on people trying to create the color gray
Has left me craving alcohol in a way that’s unfamiliar to me… Sober night for the win!