Again my blog has taken it's own course. I'll just post hilarity and game of thrones. Thanks for the new followers.
President Obama came down hard on gun-control laws during today’s Tumblr Q&A.
I’ve been saying this as a canadian watching from the outside and it is so true. At least someone makes sense south of the border.
Game of Thrones Season 4: Episode 10 Preview [HBO]
Don’t miss the Season 4 finale of Game of Thrones this Sunday at 9PM, only on HBO.
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.
Sharing! I’m not a huge fan of target Canada’s selection of merchandise but I am a HUGE fan of equality rights and being good human beings no matter who you are. Well done target