Thursday, October 6, 2022

Humans of Coronado – Target’s Transgender Restroom and Fitting Room Policy

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(Photo courtesy of Google Images)

Humans of Coronado is a photo series where we “bump” into residents and visitors around the island, completely unplanned and unfiltered. It was inspired by Humans of New York. Next time you are out and about around town, you may just find yourself part of the next HoC series!

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This segment of Humans of Coronado concerns Target’s official statement Continuing to Stand for Inclusivity, which the retailer released on April 19, 2016.  The retailer announced, “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.”  The statement continued with, “We welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity.”

Some consumers lauded the retailer’s decision to allow all who enter their store, including employees and customers, to choose which restrooms and fitting rooms best meet individuals’ gender identities even if they differ from their naturally born genders.  Other groups of people, however, were outraged by Target’s statement.

The American Family Association started an online pledge for people to sign to boycott Target.  The pledge says, “Target’s store policy endangers women and children by allowing men to frequent women’s facilities. Until Target makes the safety of women and children a priority, I will shop elsewhere.” According to AFA President Tim Wildmon, “Target’s policy is exactly how sexual predators get access to their victims.”  Over one million people have already signed the online pledge.

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What do these Humans of Coronado think of Target’s policy that allows people to choose the restrooms and fitting rooms that correspond with their gender identities?

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Coree Cornelius
Coree Cornelius
Resident, Educator, Military Spouse, and Mother."I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list." - Susan Sontag.Have news to share? Send tips, story ideas or letters to the editor to: manager@coronadotimes.com
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