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Thursday, January 20, 2011

HRC to Train Trans Job Seekers in Boston

Bay Windows - New England's largest GLBT newspaper: "The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) announced Jan. 18 that the LGBT rights organization will sponsor a training program for transgender job-seekers in Boston next month.

The free inaugural event of HRC’s Back to Work project will take place on Feb. 26 and 27. Attendees will be provided with essential skills needed to make the most of the job market, and find a career that matches their expertise and experience. The Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC), the Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth (BAGLY), the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts (AAC), and MassEquality are cosponsors of the event, which will be hosted by the AAC."

Although some in the trans community have been critical of HRC, not without some justice, the organization has take some important steps that have helped transgender employment rights, particularly the Corporate Equality Index. It is nice to see that the organization is continuing to take action to assist the T portion of the LGBT community.

2 comments:

Alyson said...

Sorry, but I live in Boston. I know the facts. I take umbrage at a big-assed organization like HRC coming into my town, where I've struggled within my community and try to tell me what the hell to do to advance the freaking human race.

I know no one in the cis-community is going to hire a trans person who isn't stealth. I've been there.

It's a fact.

HRC--put your head back where it usually is and stay away.

The binary, as much as it sucks, is deeply, deeply entrenched as much in the trans community as elsewhere.

Alyson said...

Sorry, but I live in Boston. I know the facts. I take umbrage at a big-assed organization like HRC coming into my town, where I've struggled within my community and try to tell me what the hell to do to advance the freaking human race.

I know no one in the cis-community is going to hire a trans person who isn't stealth. I've been there.

It's a fact.

HRC--put your head back where it usually is and stay away.

The binary, as much as it sucks, is deeply, deeply entrenched as much in the trans community as elsewhere.