Bomb Explodes as Anti-Trans Terrorism Hits Target

An alarming development in the anti-trans hysteria fueled by right wing extremists…

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targetAccording to local news outlet WGNTV, a small bomb exploded in the women’s bathroom at a Target store in Evanston, Illinois. This  seems to follow the controversy over Target’ s trans-friendly policy.The news station reports that no-one was harmed in the explosion, which occurred yesterday afternoon.

The explosion occurred Wednesday shortly after 4 p.m. at the store located in the 2200 block of Howard Street, according to police. WGNTV reports: “It caused minor damage and no one was injured. Early indications are that a plastic bottle was used but no projectiles like nails or tacks were inside it. Investigators are gathering evidence including examining store security camera video.”

Protesters have taken to disrupting Target stores, with antics such as people walking through the story screaming while waving bibles.  In one example a  woman and her brood of children walked through Target, waving a Bible while yelling at customers:  “the devil will rape…

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A disabled, trans/agender fairy bear living in the American Southwest and passionate about social justice, the environment, Trans/ LGBTQIA+ equality and combating bullying.
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2 Responses to Bomb Explodes as Anti-Trans Terrorism Hits Target

  1. This is a very worrying story. I hope it is unconnected, but I know it is too much to hope that there won’t be people quite prepared to blame transpeople themselves for provoking this incident (as the bomber likely intended).

    • Yes, some days it seems like we are now the group to hate. I just came back from a Trans March in Albuquerque, NM and we had a bit of a transphobe/road rage incident develop. Thankfully we had monitors in orange vests who defused the incident. Other than that it was a great event. We are lucky to have an organized Trans community here. The state-wide Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico does great work and has a spacious office not far from the University of New Mexico.

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