Jawbreaker- Do You Still Hate Me?
And I Miss You
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.
Guys I was thinking about going to Target tonight for a scarf and this just made me happier about going to that red box of happiness.
Nice to know the company I work for is comprised of decent human beings.
American Football // The Summer Ends
“Thinking about leaving
How I should say goodbye
With a handshake or an embrace
Or a kiss on the cheek, possibly all three”
The BMO Song
Hey, how much did you like BMO’s song in “SHH!” last night? The one the bikini babes dug so much? The song is by the band LAKE. You probably recognized the voice of Ashley Eriksson from the show’s closing theme, “Island Song” (which you don’t really hear on TV because of the blahblahblah).
Every cloud has a silver lining, BMO.
Howlin’ Wolf Tattoo
i just can’t look it’s killing me