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Transgender Employment Discrimination

Fired for Being Trans

Patricia Dawson | Posted 04.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Patricia Dawson

I am not a distraction. I am a woman, and I shouldn't be fired for being who I am.

Fired for Being Trans: The Rest of the Story

Rebecca Juro | Posted 09.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Rebecca Juro

After I lost my job, I wasn't able to find work again for six years. With no laws anywhere locally that protected my right to work, there was no interest in hiring a trans woman, particularly one who was visibly trans. Once the economy began declining, my ability to get hired vanished once again.

Jan Diehm

LOOK: Where You Can Be Fired For Being Transgender

HuffingtonPost.com | Jan Diehm | Posted 11.11.2013 | Gay Voices

When Congress last voted on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) in 2007, the bill would have prevented employers from discriminating on the b...

7 Goals Of Trans Activism

Autumn Sandeen | Posted 07.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Autumn Sandeen

There are whys to transgender activism, but beyond the whys, there are the whats of transgender activism: the goals. Here are seven goals of trans activism, with some explanation as to why these are trans activism goals.

Beyond Second-Class Citizenship For Transgender People (VIDEO)

Laverne Cox | Posted 07.10.2012 | Gay Voices
Laverne Cox

While I am a huge supporter of marriage equality, as a transgender woman of color, I recognize that there are arguably bigger issues for my trans brothers and sisters, like employment and health-care discrimination and violence against transgender people.