In the wake of increasing legislative attacks on the trans community, major brands who are all too happy to sell rainbow merch during Pride have largely remained silent. But for at least one corporate retailer located in the heart of the deeply red Corn Belt, their LGBTQ+ customers and employees come first.
On Monday, March 9, the Iowa-based gas station chain Kum & Go posted a thread to their official Twitter account saying, “Protect trans kids. Period.”
protect trans kids. period. (1/5)— Kum & Go (@kumandgo) March 9, 2023
According to Kum & Go, the reason why they are speaking up is that they value the community and it matters to them.
Two anti-trans bills were recently introduced to the state legislature, a bathroom bill (SF482) and a bill banning gender-affirming care for minors (SF538). Kum & Go explained that their lobbyists voted against both measures.