I am reblogging this because it is fantastic, and also because #ruckawriter must see it.
cjtheoracle must see this. :)
Cthulhu puns and pie; how can you not love this?
This presents a dilemma…
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.
Proud employee of Target!
“When you can give equal respects to all your customers….” Funny. I thought that’s what they were doing.
Kristen Bell wins all the Mothers Day awards
You know what I’d like instead of grandkids?
I’d like my son to be healthy and happy in his life and his choices. I’d like him to feel strong in who he is. And that has NOTHING to do with breeding.
^ HUGE amounts of respect for Kristen Bell, reading this and seeing her tell this brainless, bigoted fuckwit to GTFO with that anti-gay garbage he was spouting <3
Additionally, who the fuck says being gay means no grandkids?! Is adoption a thing that ceased to exist? What about artificial insemination? What about fostering?
I’m sick to death of people who don’t understand that what defines a family covers a very broad spectrum and there’s no one way to do it. Family is not defined by blood. Family is defined by love.
My son is 6 months old. We have no idea what his sexuality will be when he grows up. Right now, the only things we know he loves are me, his mom, and his stuffed stegosaurus. My wife and I would both love to have grandkids if that’s what he wants; if that’s what will make him happy. How any parent could not wish for their children’s greatest happiness, regardless of partner and regardless of whether they choose to be a parent, is completely beyond me.