Last year, Senior Police Officer Greg Abbink came out as trans. He says his experience has been largely positive and that he’s been “blown away by the response and support” he’s received from his colleagues at the Austin Police Department. Abbink hopes to develop a class for the APD that focuses on trans issues.
On November 1 Audrey Gauthier was elected president of CUPE 4041, representing Air Transat flight attendants based in Montreal. She becomes the first openly trans person elected president of a local in Canada.
Mecklenburg County (Virginia, USA) commissioners tonight voted 6-3 to add protections for transgender workers to the county’s non-discrimination policy. The 6-3 vote brings county policies in line with Charlotte’s and federal government regulations.
A transgender woman has reached a $50,000 settlement with her former employer in a discrimination case in South Dakota, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced Monday, the latest in a string of cases that say transgender discrimination is applicable under Title VII of the U.S. Civil Rights Act.
The AFL-CIO, the largest federation of unions in the United States, amended its constitution Monday to ban discrimination on the basis of gender identity or gender expression.
Columbus, Ohio marketing company Resource backed up their equal opportunity stance with action by supporting the gender transition of one of their creative directors, Decker Moss.
A woman at a Mississauga, Ontario paper box factory who was fired while undergoing gender reassignment has been awarded $22,000 plus eight months pay by the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal.
At a special General Membership Meeting of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 3903, a motion was passed today to establish a Trans Caucus, setting a precedent in the North American labour movement.
The Kalamazoo Township (MI) Board of Trustees voted this week to add language to its equal opportunity employer policy that states that the township will not discriminate against gender identity, sexual orientation, or genetic information.
Members of a LGBT advocacy organization announced late Thursday afternoon that Charlotte, North Carolina City Manager Curt Walton has made the decision to add protections for transgender workers to the city’s non-discrimination policy.