Well, we are definitely living in a different time in life. Last year Bruce Jenner made an announcement that would shock the world, and since then, the LGBT community has been pushing for major changes in society.
Target corp stated today Tuesday April 20th that transgender employees and customers can use the fitting rooms and bathrooms of the gender that they identify with, becoming the first large retailer to allow this.
They released this statement via a blog post from their site stating
Recent debate around proposed laws in several states has reignited a national conversation around inclusivity. So earlier this week, we reiterated with our team members where Target stands and how our beliefs are brought to life in how we serve our guests.
Inclusivity is a core belief at Target. It’s something we celebrate. We stand for equality and equity, and strive to make our guests and team members feel accepted, respected and welcomed in our stores and workplaces every day.
We believe that everyone—every team member, every guest, and every community—deserves to be protected from discrimination, and treated equally. Consistent with this belief, Target supports the federal Equality Act, which provides protections to LGBT individuals, and opposes action that enables discrimination.
In our stores, we demonstrate our commitment to an inclusive experience in many ways. Most relevant for the conversations currently underway, we welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity.
We regularly assess issues and consider many factors such as impact to our business, guests and team members. Given the specific questions these legislative proposals raised about how we manage our fitting rooms and restrooms, we felt it was important to state our position.
Everyone deserves to feel like they belong. And you’ll always be accepted, respected and welcomed at Target. “
Thoughts? Do you think this a positive move? Do you think perverts will exploit this for a perverted agenda to target women?