do you ever just stop and think about your obsession with something and say to yourself “oh man, i’m in too deep”
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.
Target are honestly doing retail so bloody right
Target 5ever. No but seriously my favorite place to shop
My next million dollar idea: reluctant exercise videos with people who aren’t perky.
"Just five more… I know, I kind of want to die right now too, but let’s just power through it."
"Okay, new yoga pose. It’s going to ache like a bastard until your hamstrings release, I’m not gonna lie."
"Stretch a little deeper… it’s okay to yell ‘fuck’ at this point, I won’t tell anyone."yes
THAT THEY’RE NOT TRYING
BECAUSE HOW THE FUCK WOULD YOU KNOW IF THEY’RE TRYING OR NOT
JUST BECAUSE IT DOESN’T LIVE UP TO YOUR STANDARDS DOESN’T MEAN THEY’RE NOT TRYING
A GIRL AND HER SERVICE DOG - “The clever canine checks her food and raises a paw to warn her if what she’s about to eat contains nuts.”
Lilybelle, a Goldendoodle, is a service dog for a 7-year-old girl in Georgia with a peanut allergy and other ailments. LilyBelle is able to signal if there are traces of peanuts and she is currently being trained to detect seizures. Georgia K9 Academy is providing the training. LilyBelle travels everywhere with her owner and provides a measure of independence to the girl. Read more from the Daily Record:
Goldendoodle LilyBelle – a crossbreed of golden retriever and poodle – is now being trained to detect when her pal is about to suffer a seizure and alert those around her, while comforting Meghan by licking her hand and cuddling up next to her.
Meghan has grown so close to her four-legged friend that they go everywhere together.
Mum Jennifer Schillig said: “There’s a strong bond between them. They’re never far away from one another.
“If one of them is not in the room they’ll look for one another.
“LilyBelle goes to school with Meghan, hospital appointments, church, grocery shopping, birthday parties.
“If Meghan goes swimming, LilyBelle will sit at the side of the pool.
“At birthday parties, LilyBelle will sit in the corner, far enough away to allow Meghan to play with her friends but close enough that she can still see her at all times.
They enlisted the help of trainer Ashleigh Kinsley Hill from Georgia K9 Academy who worked with the dog for more than year before Meghan took her home in April.
The pooch completed her final exam last week during a family meal at a restaurant, successfully detecting nuts in some of the dishes and alerting Meghan to the danger.
Jennifer said: “We initially contacted Ashleigh as we wanted to see if they could train a dog to help detect Meghan’s seizures.
“But when we mentioned Meghan’s allergy, Ashleigh said she could train a dog to detect peanuts, too.
“It’s reassuring that LilyBelle can keep her safe and give her some independence.”