“Age of Authenticity” Interview with Chris Decker

EPISODE SUMMARY
Today we spoke about changing the narrative about the transgender community in the United States and globally. Seeking a more welcoming and inclusive environment for transgender and gender non-conforming people in workplaces large and small across America. Regaining our collective sense of tolerance, grace, and personal integrity. Casting a light, from my unique experience of coming out as trans in corporate America, on what the intersection of gender identity and gender inequality looks like in today’s workplace…read full interview

Stephanie adds her voice to the release event for the HRC’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index (CEI)

In a global live event that aired on January 28th, the Human Rights Campaign released the results of the 2021 Corporate Equality Index and asked Stephanie to lend her voice to the proceedings to speak about how far the CEI has come with creating welcoming workplaces for transgender and non-binary employees, and reminding everyone that while a cause for celebration, there is still much more work to be done.  (Stephanie appears at approximately the 24-minute mark.)

 

Joe Biden needs to push the Equality Act through in his first 100 days as President

Despite our victory in the Supreme Court last year in the Title VII cases (Rest in peace, Aimee Stephens), the only clear path to true workplace equality for transgender and gender non-conforming people is the passage of the Equality Act. The long and far-too-winding road that was the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) needs to come to an end. Our President-elect has pledged to make this a top priority at the outset of his administration, and we need to hold him to that. To be sure, there is much that needs to be addressed in our nation, but that said, this cannot – and will not – be left behind.  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 follow...read more

 

The Supreme Court Doesn’t Understand Transgender People

And this is my biggest concern as we wait until June (!!!) for SCOTUS to rule. I have concerns that the ACLU’s argument that Aimee Stephens is an “insufficiently masculine” man who was fired for not adhering to male stereotypes is fraught with risk. Risk in further confusing judges that already do not quite get the gender identity argument at the root of what being trans is. Conversely, it does move the narrative away from gender identity – something that, arguably, a person cannot “see” when they meet a trans person for the first time – to the much more “visual” dimension of gender expression. Rather than looking at these dimensions of gender separately, the much more compelling – and complete – view is to present them together in explaining what the true essence of being transgender is.

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