Friday, July 22, 2011

"gender identity"

This morning, the director of Human Resources IM'd me. She has never IM'd me before, so I was very surprised when her IM popped up on my computer desktop.

She informed me that she had received authorization to add "gender identity" to the company's HR policies, specifically with regards to their discrimination in hiring and anti-harassment policies.

She thanked me for bringing up the matter and I thanked her for doing something about it so soon since Connecticut's gender identity anti-discrimination law does not go into effect until October 1.


  1. AnonymousJuly 22, 2011

    That is so Awesome! HR see's their need to be complaint in the newly enacted laws. And you are there to give them resource and anecdote! These are means that justify our ends.

    No really, thank you for standing up for Transgender issues, you are a mover and a shaker. I only wish that I could physically do as much. I would, but I have an SO who is not as "out there" as I am, and have to respect her world as she respects mine.

  2. AnonymousJuly 23, 2011

    Is that picture of you, Stana? It is quite cute.

  3. Mrs Joanie B --- I do the best that I can. I only wish I could do more.

    Melissa --- No, it's not me; it's a reasonable facsimile!

  4. AnonymousJuly 23, 2011

    Congrats Stana. Coming out at work when this TG law was passed is so timely... and gives you rpotection. What we have longed for for so long...