Tomorrow, March 31st, is Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV), and while our country – and the world – adjusts to life that is very different from anything we have ever known before, I ask that you turn your attention, if only for a few moments, and read on an open letter written my trans sister, Aimee Stephens, who was fired from her job as a funeral director after coming out to her employer. Her case is one of the cases heard by The Supreme Court last year regarding whether or not LGBTQ protections fall under our nation’s bedrock civil rights law, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. They are expected to render a decision soon.
As Erin Uritus, CEO of Out & Equal Workplace Advocates so eloquently puts it, “So even as we deal with the myriad challenges caused by the coronavirus, we must take a moment to listen to, and learn from, transgender Americans like Aimee. Read Aimee’s letter and let her powerful words ground you in the human toll of discrimination and the opportunities we all have to forge a more inclusive future.”
A big THANK YOU to Erin and all of my dear friends at Out & Equal Workplace Advocates for teaming with the ACLU to keep a light shining on this most pivotal issue for all transgender people.
Stay Safe. Stay Well. Be There for Each Other. We Are All in This Together.