Life at № 42 by E.M. Coutinho
by Samantha Allen
If you see a viral anti-transgender post circulating on Facebook, chances are it’s fake.
The good folks at the myth-busting website Snopes have been working overtime during the American Family Association’s boycott of Target to disprove stories and memes tied to the retail giant’s policy of allowing transgender people to use the restroom that matches their gender identity.
Was the official Target Facebook account rude to a boycotter? No, that was a fakecustomer service account. Is Target installing urinals in women’s restrooms? No, and anout-of-context photo of two urinals in a Target bathroom proves nothing of the sort. Was a transgender woman arrested for photographing minors in a women’s restroom at a Dallas Target? Absolutely not. That story was completely fabricated on a fake news website that postures as a legitimate local media outlet.