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A Mayor Is Inviting Trans Soldiers Banned By Trump To Join His Police Department

With these three tweets, he let trans soldiers know they’re both appreciated and welcome.

On Wednesday morning, Donald Trump, in just three tweets, managed to belittle the transgender community and weaken our armed forces by banning trans people from serving in the U.S. military “in any capacity.” The devastating and capricious change in military policy, the legality of which is very much in doubt, left many selfless and brave soldiers suddenly uncertain of their employment status.

Less than seven hours later—also in three tweets—Austin Mayor Steve Adler let those ostracized and betrayed by their president know that their service was valued and that a place for them existed on his city’s police force.


Two hours after Adler’s appeal, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo extended a similar offer to enlisted individuals, trans or otherwise, informing them that they’re welcome to continue their service in his department.

These heartening responses from Austin and Houston were shared so decisively and immediately that their effect on staffing will not be known for some time. However, their effect on those marginalized by a senseless whim is palpable. They have not only appealed directly to the trans men and women who serve valiantly but also have inspired thousands of others to echo the sentiments in support of all soldiers.

In all likelihood, Trump’s ban on trans soldiers will not hold up. But regardless of the aftermath, many have set aside politics and pandering to speak up for what is right and ensure the selfless individuals affected may continue to serve as they wish.

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Last Friday, GOOD reported on an infuriating incident that went down at a Massachusetts Target.

A Target manager who's come to be known as "Target Tori," was harassed by Twitter troll David Leavitt for not selling him an $89 Oral-B Pro 5000 toothbrush for a penny.

He describes himself as a "multimedia journalist who has worked for CBS, AXS, Yahoo, and others."

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Anyone who has ever worked in retail knows that the worst thing about the job, right after the pay, are the unreasonable cheapskates who "want to talk to your manager" to get some money off an item.

They think that throwing a tantrum will save them a few bucks and don't care if they completely embarrass themselves in the process. Sometimes that involves belittling the poor employee who's just trying to get through their day with an ounce of dignity.

Twitter is rallying around a gal named Tori who works at a Target in Massachusetts after she was tweet-shamed by irate chapekate, journalist, and Twitter troll, David Leavitt.

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In a typical work day, people who smoke take more breaks than those who do not. Every few hours they pop outside to have a smoke and usually take a coworker with them.

Don Bryden, Managing director at KCJ Training and Employment Solutions in Swindon, England, thinks that nonsmokers and smokers should be treated equally, so he's giving those who refrain from smoking four extra days to compensate.

Funny enough, Bryden is a smoker himself.

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