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.
Everyone at my school's idea of a relationship: Someone asks someone "Will you go out with me?" and the other person says yes. They hug in the hallways, hold hands in the morning before the bell rings, and they kiss at lunch. They say "I love you" after two days. The whole school agrees that they are the cutest couple ever and hopes that they will last.
My idea of a relationship: You start talking to each other and is in the "talking stage". One person asks you to go a date with them. You guys go a few more dates. You guys are dating. You guys act like a couple. You hug, you hold hands, you kiss. One person asks you to be their boyfriend/girlfriend. You guys are now officially a couple. You're in one of those relationships where you don't announce it to the whole world but you won't deny it if someone asked. You guys are comfortable around each other, you hang out outside of school. You say "I love you" when the time is right and when you actually mean it.
1920s Old Man River - Jerome Kern & Oscar Hammerstein II
1930s Minnie the Moocher - Cab Calloway
1940s Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy - The Andrew Sisters
1950s I Walk The Line - Johnny Cash La Bamba - Ritchie Valens
1960s Stand By Me - Ben E. King Barbara Ann - Beach Boys I Want to Hold Your Hand - The Beatles RESPECT - Aretha Franklin
1970s ABC - Jackson 5 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
1980s Celebration - Kool & The Gang Don’t Stop Believin’ - Journey Thriller - Michael Jackson
1990s Can’t Touch This - MC Hammer …Baby One More Time - Britney Spears Say My Name - Destiny’s Child I Want It That Way - The Backstreet Boys
2000s Hey Ya! - Outkast Drop it Like It’s Hot - Snoop Dogg Crazy - Gnarls Barkley Hips Don’t Lie - Shakira Single Ladies - Beyonce I Kissed A Girl - Katy Perry Bad Romance - Lady Gaga I Got a Feelin - Black Eyed Peas
2010s Baby - Justin Bieber We Found Love - Rihanna Some Nights - Fun. Somebody That I Used To Know - Gotye Gangnam Style - Psy Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen
reblogging this before i even listen to it because let’s face it it’s gonna be fuckin awesome why don’t you go ahead and do the same..
This is so fantastic. They are amazing! And the blonde guy is so attractive ;)
This is beautiful. And on the topic of sleepovers and kids getting stuck in uncomfortable situations: My mom and I had a code, ever since my first sleepover. I would always call home to say goodnight, and if I asked “How is the cat doing?”, it meant that I wasn’t comfortable and I wanted her to pick me up. I did use this code a few times, and whenever I did, my mom came up with the excuses for me. I was never stuck at a sleepover I didn’t want to be at - and as a child with anxiety and social phobia, this was a great system.
I am always tempted on days like these to weep for humanity. Because I know tragedies like the Boston bombing are only a drop of water in the never-ending tidal wave of human violence, because of the inevitable pain and suffering that follows….
It uplifts me to remember that humanity has many faces. There are those who seek destruction. But most people seek creation. The people who ran toward, not away, from those in the blast to offer a hand, those who are offering their homes to the displaced, those who are donating blood. Most people are helpers.
This is Coy Mathis, a transgender 6 year old living in Colorado. It just so happens that my brother is in her class at Eagleside Elementary School in Fountain, Colorado. When I asked my brother how he felt about Coy he said, “She’s got really cool hair and we play on the slides at recess.” I asked what he thought about Coy’s decision to be a girl and he said, “She is a girl. She just got the wrong body on accident.” How is a 6 year old more understanding and accepting of her than many of the adults at Eagleside Elementary?
ok so i handed this video for an assignment, and my prof loved it so much he’s submitting it to some like big meeting thing and using it for some like seminar and presenting it to people so yeah i guess i just came out to my whole university lol