I really believe in this ALL OUT campaign to stop a Halloween costume store from selling costumes mocking Caitlyn Jenner's recent transition. As they say so eloquently,
"Identity is not a costume."
Here's the full text of their appeal:
Nope. No way. The biggest Halloween shop in the U.S. is trying to sell a costume that makes fun of transgender celebrity Caitlyn Jenner. That’s right. Spirit Halloween will be telling thousands of party-goers that trans people are a joke.
Caitlyn’s high profile transition gave millions of people a more sensitive understanding of what it means to be trans. But prejudice and violence against transgender people are still rampant. And by selling a Caitlyn costume, Spirit Halloween will be cashing in on this bigotry.
If thousands of us speak out, we can show them that making money out of bigotry is awful for their reputation. We could stop that costume from making it on to the shelves. Sign now and tell Spirit Halloween that being trans is not a joke and this costume has got to go.
You can sign their petition here. I did.
TO: SPIRIT HALLOWEEN
By selling a costume of Caitlyn Jenner for Halloween, you would be telling thousands of party-goers that trans people are a joke.
Trans people still face rampant bigotry and violence. It is completely irresponsible to make money out of this prejudice.
Please stop any plans to produce or sell a Caitlyn Jenner costume.
Here's to a season of celebrating our differences with kindness! And let's make that not just for Halloween, but for every season. But let's start here. Now. With standing up for Caitlyn, and for Trans people everywhere.