What’s Your Pronoun? Strategies for Inclusion in the Workplace

As more and more companies move from “policy to practice” and imbue their cultures with a greater degree of inclusivity, the listing of preferred pronouns in company-related communication vehicles such as email has become much more prevalent.

To this end, my friends at Out and Equal Workplace Advocates have created another wonderful resource full of practical guidance on implementing successful practices around pronouns in your workplace….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

Over 300,000 transgender people at high risk of serious COVID-19 illness

As we all struggle as individuals and businesses to deal with the effects of this unprecedented global pandemic – and if we truly live the values of – then I believe it is critical to understand the impact the spread of COVID-19 is having on vulnerable communities who may be particularly at risk to the effects of the virus and the economic downturn it has created….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

 

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