On the Job
Chicago, IL - Today TransTech Social Enterprise ( TTSE ), announced the launch of their tech-focused training and apprenticeship program for the LGBTQIA community with a focus on trans identified individuals. Led by Executive Director / CEO Angelica Ross, TransTech will have two main programs addressing unemployment in the transgender community: ...
marketplace.org - by Ashley Milne-Tyte
For transgender people, work isn't always an easy place to be - They often face discrimination, and are twice as likely to be unemployed as the rest of the population. Many who do work are under-employed. But transgender experiences at the office can tell us a lot about the status of men and women at work.
huffingtonpost.com - Caroline Turner - Author, workshop facilitator, speaker, consultant
What is different in the work experience of Mary before and after she has a sex reassignment surgery and becomes Tom? What happens when the only difference in two resumes is that one version has the name Mary and another version has the name Tom? What happens if a well-written e-mail requesting advice is sent to a professor under the name Tom vs. Maria? Three different studies give some troubling answers to these questions.
economictimes.indiatimes.com - By: Rashmi Menon
The recent Supreme Court ruling recognising transgender persons as the third gender has the potential to open several doors for a community forced to live on the fringes of society for centuries. However, even before the landmark judgement, MNCs, including SAP Labs, IBM, Godrej, Google, Goldman Sachs and InfosysBSE, already had inclusive LGBT policies in place.
dallasvoice.com - By Jef Tingley
For 47-year-old home remodeler Reilley Lawrence, life is a series of risks and rewards - both personally and professionally.
Before making the decision to live and work as a transgender woman, Reilley was a self-proclaimed, uber-macho mi... [more]
Helping Transgender Population Find Jobs (Apr 24, 2014)
pridesource.com - By Paulette Niemiec
Many people are suffering these days due to the slow economic recovery, especially the transgender population. It's no secret, those who identify as a gender different than their sexual anatomy, find it very difficult to find employment and/or pro... [more]
huffingtonpost.com - Zoe Dolan - Transgender Defender
I am a criminal defense attorney. My clients include individuals facing terrorism charges in federal court, most recently Suleiman Abu Ghaith, a son-in-law of Usama bin Laden. I speak Arabic and have lived in the Middle East. And I... [more]
Transgender employees: legal tips to navigate a HR minefield (Apr 17, 2014)
hcamag.com - by Janie Smith
A recent High Court ruling that allows people to legally identify as a category of sex other than male or female shouldn't result in many workplace changes, says Tim Capelin, a partner at Piper Alderman.
xojane.com - Laura Jane Klug
All of us wish for a quiet, undisrupted life. The same is true for those, like me, who are in transition. We hope to maintain our friendships, remain loved by family and keep plugging away at whatever employment we have. Unfortunately, this is mostly a pip... [more]
Transgender Middle School Teacher Goes Public in Chicago (Apr 2, 2014)
lakeview.patch.com - Posted by Dennis Robaugh (Editor)
As Jeff Rowell stood at the copy machine at Murray Language Academy in Hyde Park, a group of fourth graders nearby watched and talked among themselves.
Rowell could hear them ask each other: "Is that a boy or a girl?"
huffingtonpost.com - Anne Loehr - Writer and "Generational Guru"
One of the major workplace trends being discussed on my blog lately is the fact that women are leaving the workplace to work independently. Many women are realizing that they can achieve more by consulting or creating start-ups...
nytimes.com - By Taylor Bares
Sao Paulo, Brazil - As a young boy in Brazil's heartland, Carol Marra watched her parents politely correct strangers who said what a pretty daughter they had. In her teenage years, she coveted the boyfriends of her female classmates and tried out androgyn... [more]
Transgender employee's termination not related to her gender (Feb 25, 2014)
hr.blr.com - by Joseph C. Nuzzo, Jr.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit recently upheld the dismissal of a transgender engineer's claim that her former employer terminated her because of her gender and disability.
huffingtonpost.com - by James Nichols
A comprehensive online learning program that aims to educate employers and employees about being more inclusive of the transgender community within the workplace is now available.
SunServe's new hire will serve transgender community (Dec 27, 2013)
articles.sun-sentinel.com - By Nicole Brochu, Staff writer
Filling a long-established need, SunServe has created a position dedicated to serving South Florida's transgender population.
This month, Arianna Lint - a transgender woman herself - started her job as director ... [more]
Four ways trans people are changing the gender-tech debate (Oct 20, 2013)
venturebeat.com - Kortney Ryan Ziegler
In most conversations of tech diversity, many point out the lack of women in the industry as a major problem - and rightfully so, considering that women continue to be outnumbered by their male counterparts in many sectors, especially women of co... [more]
Reuters Asks Employees Are You Genderqueer? (Oct 5, 2013)
newsmax.com - By Sandy Fitzgerald
Media giant Thomson Reuters is asking its employees to state their sexual "identity" - offering "genderqueer" as one of nine categories it hopes will chart the company's diversity profile.
The survey asks workers to state a sexual ident... [more]
The transgender champions making banking better (Sep 27, 2013)
gaystarnews.com - By Tris Reid-Smith
Trans issues are a mystery for many firms. But at Barclays two transgender champions are paying the bank back for the support they've had by transforming its approach to trans customers.
Amy Stanning is 52 ... [more]
A Broken Bargain for Transgender Workers (Sep 8, 2013)
The Bottom Line
The basic American bargain is that those who work hard and meet their responsibilities should be able to get ahead. It is an agreement that workers will be judged and rewarded based on their contributions and capabilities - no matter who they... [more]
Meet the trans editor covering Major League Baseball (Aug 28, 2013)
washingtonblade.com - By Chris Johnson
A day at the office at MLB.com for Bobbie Dittmeier is just about the same for her as it is for other editors working to produce news stories on developments in Major League Baseball.
Upon coming to the New York office, she'll spea... [more]