5 years ago, on April 23rd, 2009, Taylor Swift’s first headlining tour - the Fearless Tour - began. The tour consisted of 106 shows in North America, Oceania, Europe, and Asia. As soon as tickets went on sale, they sold out almost instantly. Two of the most well known venues in the United States - Madison Square Garden and the Staples Center - had sold out within two minutes. Taylor continued the tour until the following year, ending it in Gillette Stadium in July of 2010. However, she immediately dove into her next record, wasting no time to step up her successful career.
my philosophy when I do my hair in the mornings.
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.
Taylor Swift CD Giveaway!
- 1 Copy of Taylor Swift (open)
- 1 Copy of The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection (open)
- 1 Copy of Beautiful Eyes (unopened)
- 1 Copy of Fearless (unopened)
- 1 Copy of Speak Now (unopened)
- 1 Copy of Red (unopened)
Will be shipping international.
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Reblog as much as you want to enter (likes don’t count).
Winner will be randomly picked on May 15th.
Some dreams are bigger than others. Me being on Broadway? That’s a big dream. Me being on Broadway in Funny Girl as Fanny Brice, inheriting the mantle of my idol, Miss Barbra Streisand? That’s the culmination of every dream I’ve ever had.
- The New York Times Review of Funny Girl
“I still love sparkles and grocery shopping and really old cats that are only nice to you half the time. I still love writing in my journal and wearing dresses all the time and staring at chandeliers.”
Don’t you know you’re really gonna be someone?