And then you realize that Forrest knows about his condition all along and your heart breaks a little.
Corner Of River Road And Wilderness Drive
Running roughly parallel to the Rio Grande for 51 miles, the River Road is a varied and scenic day-long drive. As of 2 months ago, most vehicles would have fared OK but check road conditions first. I love driving rough roads but hubby hogged all the fun this time. That was OK since I was gawking at scenery and taking photos. At top is a good section of road, then 3 scenes beyond my geological expertise and finally the river for which the road is named.
If you haven’t seen this film yet, it’s pretty entertaining.
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.
As much as a bitch about working at Target, one thing I love about that place is that they do NOT mess around when it comes to LGBT+ issues. Harassing a person because of their gender identity or sexual orientation is grounds for immediate firing with no second thoughts. The leadership in the store (at least the one I work in) is a diverse mix of people, and you never have to feel afraid about going to an HR ETL or STL about being harassed. And there’s an option to change your LGBT designation, so say you start working at Target and don’t question your gender identity until a few years later, they are okay with you making adjustments to your paperwork.
Also, they’re willing to relax the uniform for women who practice Islam, and women are welcome to breastfeed anywhere in the store.
They also make their employees do training for helping disabled guests, so that we’re very conscious of our actions and don’t do anything that could hurt someone, physically or emotionally.
TL:DR; working for Target can be a pain in the butt, but I s2g they do not fuck around when it comes to helping those kinds of groups out.
Katy Perry’s first and last attempt at crowd surfing