Just a quick thing, if you shop somewhere that has those customer surveys on the receipts, not only should you take them, but ask your cashier if you can have their name to put on it. I’ve been giving this one convenience store I go to to pick up lunch positive reviews and always naming my cashier and morale in the store is great. Also it makes them feel really good! I asked a new cashier for his name so I could say something good about him and he lit up like a Christmas tree. I know it’s not everyone’s dream to work in a store like that but that doesn’t mean they don’t feel good when stuff like that happens. Be nice and kind to everyone you interact with!
Thomas I hope you're okay with all the current drama, I personally believe that you did nothing wrong at all. You're always making sure you're inclusive and doing the right thing, sorry your fandom's exploded :(