and then the other thing is— and i personally am just going to talk about queer representation bcs i do not want to be appropriative of others’ struggles— the thing is that when i’m reading something and there are unexpected queer characters, i mean just secondary characters, and…
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.
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!
Argentina JUST PASSED a groundbreaking gender identity bill!!!
From now on, people will be able to change the name and gender on their ID without needing psychiatric permission or any body modifications. Furthermore, anyone who does want hormones or surgery will be able to access them for free through the public and private health system.
It was passed unanimously today by the Senate
Argentina is just getting more awesome by the year. Countries that aren’t Argentina need to take note.
Amsterdam is turning rainbow for a visit of the Russian president Putin. The council of the city of Amsterdam has decided to hang out the gay pride flag on all council owned buildings and offices, in protest to Russia’s new anti-gay law.
there’s several of these as well;
pretty sure Amsterdam is now the sass capital of the world
I think I’m in love with a girl, one of my really close friends
I’ve never really identified as lesbian before her, and haven’t with anyone else
But I don’t know if it’s real love, you know? Because I tend to get attached to people really quickly, it’s a horrible habit I have (I meet someone who pays the least bit of attention to me, and suddenly I’m imagining our wedding day. I know, it’s awful, don’t remind me…)
But I don’t know if it’s real! And since she’s a, well, she I don’t know if maybe my whole entire sexual identity has been wrong all my life and I’m only just figuring it out, or I’m just too attached.
Someone who’s been through this situation (or one similar to it) mind helping me?