Marked changes in attitudes towards same sex marriage in Virginia.
A bridge lit up in Minnesota last night, in support of the same sex marriage bill passing.
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.
Pride not prejudice #rctid
Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk On Marriage Equality
Congratulations to Minnesota for passing same-sex marriage in the House and Senate this week. Governor Dayton will sign the law later, and make same-sex marriages legal starting August 1st. Marriage equality for everybody!
the other day my brother leaned out his bedroom window and yelled “GOD HATES FAGS” to the entire neighbourhood and the upstairs neighbour dropped a slice of cake on his head and yelled back “NO I DON’T”
he was so fucking terrified
are you saying that your neighbor upstairs is god
i’m honestly starting to think that he is
well he is the man upstairs
75-59 vote. Fantastic. Minnesota’s House has approved marriage equality. The bill now progresses to the Senate.