Misgendering in Health Care and How to Improve

Although written for healthcare professionals, the concepts of misgendering and microaggressions are universal in that their occurrence cuts across all businesses – regardless of size – and industry segment.

Please remember this: pronouns may be among the smallest words in the English language, but when used incorrectly they can and do cut like a knife…read more

LGBTQ+ voices: Learning from lived experiences

If you haven’t read this report from McKinsey & Company, you really should. I have spoken and written at length about how companies must evolve from “policy to practice” in their LGBTQ inclusion initiatives, and especially as they pertain to their transgender and non-binary employees. This piece, in its own way, speaks directly to that concept. The work must continue!…read more

What I Learned as a Parent of a Transgender Child


I absolutely love this story, which to be quite candid, connects so well with what PFLAG National/Straight for Equality was founded on – a parent’s love for their LGBTQ+ child. Sometimes the hardest thing a parent can do is let their child lead…read more

Transgender Rights in the Workplace

Attention California-based companies of all sizes! Wonderful and useful information for trans people in California, from my friends at SoCal ACLU and the State of California Department of Fair Employment & Housing

Two Steps Back — Rescinding Transgender Health Protections in Risky Times

A timely and detailed report from the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine which rightly points out, ” In Donald Trump’s United States, transgender people apparently do not have the same right as their cisgender counterparts to receive medically appropriate, patient-centered care — or, indeed, any health care at all.”  Read Full Article