It’s trans week of awareness and this Friday is black Friday. So be aware not to be awful to retail employees, especially trans folks working. Never. Never. Never try to interrogate a trans person working, it’s not our job to teach you while we’re doing unholy labor for corporations that don’t give a shit about us. Respect our pronouns because they’re not negotiable. Understand that the employees you interact with don’t make the rules and can’t do you favors. If something doesn’t ring up right or you get frustrated you need to be calm, we’re doing everything we can. Their are so many people who will have to be away from their families, getting worked to the bones, so some people can get a cheap tv. Our livelihood, our well being is more important than any damn sale. My heart goes out to all the folks who will undergo misgendering and awful working conditions. You deserve so much better than cis hatred.
It’s okay if you don’t want to be called “queer” or don’t want to use it to identify yourself, but you have no right to take away someone else’s choice to use the word as a self identifier if that’s what feels comfortable to them.