Montana transgender lawmaker warns companies like Target: 'Make sure you’re standing up alongside us'


Montana transgender state lawmaker Zooey Zephyr addressed the Target controversy Thursday after several stores moved their pride merchandise and warned corporations to stand up "alongside us."

"The View" co-host Sara Haines asked Zephyr, D., for her reaction to corporations such as Target, who "removed some merchandise celebrating Pride month from some of their stores after social media backlash from conservatives."

"If you’re a corporation, and you’re seeing a sliver of what it's like for LGBTQ people who can't decide to take our identities off the shelf, it’s why it’s more important now than ever to make sure you’re standing up alongside us throughout this," Zephyr told the hosts of "The View."

Co-host Sunny Hostin agreed and said, "Be a good corporate citizen, it's not that hard."

Zephyr was barred from the Montana State House floor in April after being accused of presenting "hate-filled testimony" while debating a bill that would ban transgender medical care for minors.

"So when the bills come before the legislature, they always get talked about as if they’re very narrowly focused. ‘This is just about sports. This is just about youth. This is just about a book.’ But what we see in moments like this, the people who support anti-trans legislation and anti-LGBTQ+ legislation aren't just after that. They don’t want to see LGBTQ+ people thriving in our stores, in our communities, and will get very angry at the sight of us on a Sports Illustrated issue," Zephyr added on Thursday.... (Read more)

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