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An Open Letter to Target Corporation Team Members

Dear Target Team Members:

I’m a transgender American who’s writing to say “Thank you.”

Thank you for being welcoming and for giving me a safe place to take care of  basic human needs.

Thank you for recognizing that I and millions of other transgender persons are actually real people with a need for dignity, respect, and good old fashioned compassion.

Thank you for standing up to those who want transgender persons to cease to exist.

Thank you for enduring the reactive onslaught of bigotry and economic gender-baiting by people who simply don’t understand what it means to live authentically.

Thank you for having my back.

I know the past ten days have been difficult and realize that you’ve had to endure uncomfortable questions, comments and just plain rudeness by many customers and others. I’m sorry that you’ve had to go through this on my behalf.

But I sure appreciate it and I’m so very grateful!

Maybe someday I can repay the favor. In the meantime, please know that I will be a Target customer for life.

Very truly yours,

Ellen (Ellie) Krug

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