trans day of visibility
Because of statistics like this, trans people sometimes have a guard up as a form of protection. If you know someone going through a transition and this happens they may not know where you stand. At a time you feel it appropriate let them know you are grateful for their friendship and ask their preference of something fun or relaxing and let them know you are an ALLY and your relationship won't change. This could mean so much more than you know at a time when they need love and acceptance.
Store Alters Hiring For Transgender Applicants - Make the Road New York
This short article discusses an incident at American Eagle in New York. They ended up paying $70,000 to the state and changed their transgender policies. Two sets of transgender and non-transgender people applied to 24 popular stores. American Eagle and J. Crew offered positions to the non-transgender applicants, despite the fact the the transgender individuals had more experience. American Eagle no longer makes employees sign documents saying that they will wear gender appropriate clothin...