Republicans release transphobic ad
This awful online ad is perpetuating one of the worst and totally untrue myths about transgender people. As the battle over trans rights in America continues, a group of Texas Republicans have released a deeply transphobic ad calling for people to boycott Target because of their progressive bathroom policy.
The Conservative Republicans of Texas were responsible for a similarly transphobic campaign that helped to derail Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO), which would have prevented discrimination in housing, employment, and city services in particular.
The bill would have protected not just transgender people but anyone who may have faced discrimination based on sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, familial status, marital status, military status, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information or pregnancy. The campaign against it, however, focused just on trans rights.