Starbucks Goes the Extra Mile

Wow. This is just amazing. Kinda makes their over-priced shit worth purchasing. I’m glad they are taking the lead in helping their transgender employees be who they truly are.

Starbucks has announced plans to offer comprehensive care for transgender employees, covering several procedures that are usually excluded by insurers.

In the new plan announced on Monday, Starbucks said that in addition to covering bottom surgery, they will now cover all other medical steps in a person’s transition.

This will cover several other procedures that were previously considered cosmetic – which can often be hard to obtain as insurers typically refuse to cover them.

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Starbucks: The All Inclusive Company

I have to admit that most of the time I don’t care for Starbucks. I do not drink coffee and never will. It’s a vile liquid. However, I am thrilled to learn of their inclusivity (just made that word up, thank you Opera) to all who apply for work there. I feel that if I ever hit rock bottom again, I could use them as a way up and out.

Starbucks gave me a job the winter after I came out to my family. I had blown through my financial aid on renting my senior year apartment and I was worried how I would feed myself through the year. I entered into the corporation thinking that it would simply be a means to an end, but in reality I got much more than that. Prior to coming out, I was uncomfortable with my sexuality. I was afraid that people would treat me differently, and in a way I was right. People at Starbucks did treat me differently, but it was through this difference that I began to accept myself as a gay man.

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Ad Featuring Lesbian Moms Slammed By Peter LaBarbera

I swear these people don’t seem to think much before they act. Okay so you’re pissed off at a company and want to prove a point. Proving your point shouldn’t include giving them money!!!

…Pastor Bob Enyart of Denver Bible Church released a bizarre video which showed him purchasing a Starbucks coffee before proceeding to dump it down a sewer in protest.

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