Is your organization trans-friendly? Take a look around your workspace – how are the restrooms labeled? Do you have a dress code or uniform requirements that pose challenges for some? Are all your forms, policies and internal documents inclusive of transgender identities? If someone approached you about their transition, do you know how to handle names changes and changes in which pronouns to use? Do you or your employees have knowledge of what being transgender involves, of what terminology is and isn’t acceptable to use, of what is involved in transition, and how they should support transitioning colleagues? Have you considered what transgender issues actually are, and how to make your organizations trans-friendly? We often only take action when someone actually approaches us to say they are transitioning. Yet wouldn’t it be better if you had considered transgender issues earlier on, and taken steps to create a workplace which is trans-friendly?
Join us on Wednesday, February 6th at Bentley University to discuss the diversity of gender identities and experiences, practice trans-inclusive language, and learn about ways to be an ally to this broad and growing community.
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Mason J. Dunn Executive Director, Massachusetts Trans Political Coalition