On the Job
people.com - By Steve Helling
When Zoey Tur landed a job as a special correspondent for Inside Edition, pundits wondered how audiences would react. Transgender reporters are a rarity on television, and they face unique challenges in such a public career.
fastcompany.com - By Melissa Jun Rowley
For decades, the term gender equality has focused on the equal treatment of men and women. Now in the year 2015, all genders are starting to come into focus.
The trans community is slowly being viewed in a new light in pop culture thanks to small screen breakthroughs, such as Jeffrey Tambor winning a Golden Globe for his performance as the transgender character, Maura Pfefferman, on Amazon's Transparent, and transgender actress, Laverne Cox, being nominated for an Emmy for her role as Sophia Burset in Orange Is The New Black.
jdsupra.com - Pepper Hamilton LLP
Although most companies have workplace policies prohibiting discrimination and harassment based on an employee’s sex, race and religion, many companies have not yet added gender identity to the list of protected categories. This lack of protection has real consequences for transgender individuals. As many as 43 percent of gay employees report having experienced some form of discrimination at work. That number rises to more than 80 percent for transgender employees.
richmond.com - By Karen Michael
Last fall, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission took on a new frontier - transgender discrimination. While not specifically covered by the laws the EEOC enforces, the government has opted to blaze a new trail and see if an old law can play a new trick.
Keep Moving Forward: TransTech Entrepreneur Angelica Ross (Dec 17, 2014)
hrc.org - by Beth Sherouse, ACLS Public Fellow, HRC Senior Content Manager
Angelica Ross, founder and CEO of the creative design firm TransTech Social Enterprises, calls being 34-years-old a "badge of honor," because she knows all too well the challenges that she and other transgen... [more]
theage.com.au - David Wilson
If you thought corporations automatically shun strong individuals, you should meet Siobhan Ellis. The enterprise services expert employed by the computing giant HP is a transsexual, who changed gender in 2004 in California, driven by necessity.
Transgender Employees: The New Protected Category? (Dec 3, 2014)
jdsupra.com - Kristen Smith - Bond Schoeneck & King PLLC
By now, most employers are familiar with the list of categories protected from employment discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act: race, color, religion, national origin and sex. Additional categories are protec... [more]
Op-ed: Bosses Need to Step Up for Their Trans Employees (Nov 24, 2014)
advocate.com - By Richard Greggory Johnson
When Apple CEO Tim Cook came out and made a public statement that he is "proud to be gay," it marked a major moment for the LGBT community. As an executive of one of the top tech companies in the world, he metaphorically planted a flag on the... [more]
Austin police has first openly transgender officer (Nov 21, 2014)
kxan.com - By Angie Beavin
Austin (KXAN) - The Austin Police Department now has its first openly transgender officer. Senior Officer Greg Abbink has been with the force for a decade. Joining as a woman, it wasn't until this year that he says he really started living.
denverpost.com - By Laura Keeney - The Denver Post
Christine Bland's fingerprints are on several major deep-space missions from the last decade.
She's worked on NASA's Juno and Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter missions, among others, as an engineer at Lockheed Martin. Since ... [more]
A local start-up is tackling transgender unemployment (Oct 28, 2014)
chicagoreader.com - Posted By H Kapp-Klote
"Why do most people use the internet?" asks Angelica Ross as she begins a presentation on freelancing.
Her audience, comprised of queer, trans, and gender nonconforming people interested in technology, is silent.
Did Silverman's 'vagina tax' video miss the mark? (Oct 10, 2014)
4029tv.com - By Jillian Eugenios
New York (CNNMoney) - Comedian Sarah Silverman announced in a new NSFW video that she's giving up her boobs and getting a penis.
She argues that it is cheaper to become a man than wait to close the $11,000 annual wage gap that exists between men and women.
Op-ed: Transitioning at Work Without Making History (Oct 8, 2014)
advocate.com - By Dawn Ennis
Late last month in the west central Florida city of Lakeland, a locally owned eye clinic got some eye-opening news straight from Washington, D.C. Something the owners of the Lakeland Eye Clinic did three years ago had earned them a place in the history books... [more]
takepart.com - By Nicole Pasulka
In the late summer of 2010, Tamara Lusardi, whose birth name is Todd, informed a supervisor that she wanted to start transitioning from male to female at work. Tamara Lusardi had been working as a quality assurance specialist for the U.S. Army for six ... [more]
projourno.org - By: Lotte Kamphuis
Women's magazine Marie Claire announced last July the addition of a new name to its masthead: author Janet Mock was named contributing editor. The news received wide media attention, not just because of Mock's resume but because of her gender identity as well...
Op-ed: Tech's Wake-Up Call From Your Transgender Coworker (Sep 29, 2014)
advocate.com - By Jessica Lachenal
Two things you probably need to know about me: I am a trans woman and I work at a tech startup as a QA engineer. This means having to deal with a lot of ignorance around social justice issues, especially when it comes to being trans.
Highest-paid female CEO used to be a man (Sep 26, 2014)
finance.yahoo.com - By Nicole Goodkind
Martine Rothblatt, a 59 year old entrepreneur and space lawyer, is the highest paid female executive in America. She made $38 million last year as the CEO of United Therapeutics (UTHR); a $6 billion biotech firm she founded to find a treatment fo... [more]
Taking Action on Workplace Equality (Jul 24, 2014)
online.wsj.com - By Valerie Jarrett And Jason Furman
American workers serve as this country's most vital sources of energy, creativity and economic stimulus. This makes it critical to ensure they are treated fairly in the workplace and are confident in the fundamental American belief ... [more]
Janet Mock won't 'be thrown into a corner as the trans correspondent' at Marie Claire (Jul 22, 2014)
poynter.org - by Lauren Klinger
Marie Claire readers are about to see a new name in the magazine's masthead, one they might already be familiar with. Janet Mock, an author and former editor at People.com, was first in the pages of Marie Claire in 2011, when Marie Claire published the ... [more]
A transgender web designer who broke barriers (Jul 12, 2014)
newindianexpress.com - By Sayantan Ghosh
Bangalore: When Sana entered her workplace, the first question she was asked was not the usual "Are you a transgender?" but "How do you want to be treated: as man or a woman?"
Equations, a Bangalore-based research and advocacy gr... [more]