LGBTI advocacy group publishes guidelines for firms to support transgender staff
‘There are great disparities in workplace equality that disproportionately affect the transgender community,’ said Out & Equal Founder and CEO Selisse Berry in the forward to the guide.
‘The Workplace Gender Identity and Transition Guidelines emerged from overwhelming requests from our corporate partners asking how to best support their transgender and gender-diverse employees.
‘Fortune 1000 companies reached out to us wanting to fully understand how to best support their transgender employees and coworkers.’
‘I am proud of the guidelines we’re presenting and confident that they will foster more inclusive policies and more welcoming workplaces for everyone in the LGBT community.’
‘This a brilliant and very welcomed initiative by Out & Equal,’ she told Gay Star Business.
‘Too many organizations exclude transgendered employees in their polices and guidelines. I’m really pleased that this new guide covers non-binary employees as well as those who wish to transition. This is essential reading for all employers.’
Its annual Workplace Summit is expected to attract 3,000 attendants to the Hilton Antole Hotel in Dallas. Speakers including the openly gay Mayor of Houston, Annise Parker; former NBA player Jason Collins; and Frank Bagiano, Chairman of First Data Corporation.