It is abnormal. It is un-natural. And it is an act against God the almighty.This is a direct quote taken from an excerpt on congressional record concerning Women who wanted the right to vote.
The women who stood up and demanded this right...this equal justice...this freedom...were called abnormal, un-natural, and told they were defying God's law.
Today, when we hear those words....abnormal and un-natural...we assume we must be talking about gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transsexuals, and even crossdressers and other transgenders who want to live their lives true to their identities, at home, in public, and yes, at the workplace.
Transgender people suffer tremendous discrimination in employment. Indeed, it's part of our culture that if you admit to crossdressing, or plan to change your sex, you'll be automatically fired. But all that is changing.
More and more companies are understanding of transgender people. White collar employers, universities, and government branches large enough to have a Human Resources department are often understanding of a transsexual who must transition. In many cases, the transition can take place while keeping the same job. Crossdressers can often be open about who they are.
The Transgender at Work (TAW) project is a focal point for addressing workplace issues for the transgender. TAW provides resources for innovative employers who want to set their company employment policies to help their transgender employees to be at their most productive, without spending energy hiding an important part of themselves and pretending to be something they are not.
Transgender at Work (TAW) focuses on
voluntary cooperation between employers and employees.
While civil rights laws are important to understand,
and provide useful examples of language,
advocacy for laws is outside the scope of TAW.
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