LGBTQ Employees and the COVID-19 Pandemic

My dear friends at Out & Equal (thank you Deena Fidas!) have produced a wonderfully comprehensive guide designed to assist companies in navigating the COVID-19 crisis for their LGBTQ employees.

As the piece points out, employers play a pivotal role in shaping the lives and well-being of LGBTQ employees and their families, especially in times of crisis.

We, as LGBTQ persons/allies/activists/DEI practitioners, must fully embrace the fact that our work in the LGBTQ community is more important – and vital – than ever before.

Know Your Rights during COVID-19

From my friends at the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF), a very timely guide for transgender and non-binary people who may find themselves having to navigate the COVID-19 virus, within an already-discriminatory environment in many states in our country with respect to employment, housing, health care, identification, and accessing assistance from government agencies…read more

We’re in a Pandemic So the Feds Plan to Revoke Trans Healthcare Protections

Once upon a time, in an administration long ago & far away, the Dept. of Justice and the Dept. of Health & HUMAN Services could be counted on to protect and serve ALL of the citizens of the United States. I’m running out of adjectives to describe how utterly hurtful their actions have become in an effort to eradicate an entire community of individuals – and trying to slink it through somehow in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis??!!! Clearly a deplorable new low . . . We need our allies more than ever….read more

Virginia Gov. Signs First LGBTQ-Inclusive Civil Rights Law in South

At last, some GOOD NEWS for the transgender community! A big thank you to the legislature and the governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia! Let your leadership and your humanity serve as a model for other states to more


Supporting Transgender Youth During the COVID-19 Pandemic

It is beyond safe to say that “at-home” life has changed radically for all of us as we cope with the challenges of the day-to-day in the midst of a global pandemic. In keeping with the theme of my recent posts regarding the transgender community and COVID-19, this piece does a wonderful job of bringing into focus the specific and unique challenges faced by transgender and non-binary youth living with the reality of stay-at-home orders…read article