Out & Equal’s Training Department hosts a free monthly webinar Town Call on a current LGBT topic. These calls cover a wide range of topics and are also based on feedback we receive from our webinar participants. You can find the past Town Calls and register for upcoming Town Calls here. Each month we will post links to Town Call recordings here once they are done for you to use as a resource and to give you the opportunity to lend your voice to the conversations.
Transgender Day of Remembrance
Thursday, November 15, 2012 – 12 pm Pacific Time
1 pm Mountain | 2 pm Central | 3 pm Eastern
This November is the 14th Annual Transgender Day of Remembrance (DoR) as a day to memorialize those who have been killed as a result of transphobia for transgender and gender non-conforming people, and brings attention to the violence on the transgender community. Currently there are 38 names on the DoR for 2012 from all over the world. Each life taken has an impact on all of us. As we remembered, we also will used this Town Call to understand the impact of the recent Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) decision in the Macy Case. This case ruled that gender identity bias was protected in the job application process as gender under Title VII. The federal government is already operating under these guidelines and these may extend to the private sector. This decision has far reaching implications for every LGBT employee in the United States. During this Town Call the Transgender Law Center presented the background on the case, the current guidance, and what changes may come as a result of this case.