It's so great to be here. Last Name. It will take time to secure better recognition for trans people, but by increasing understanding in our communities, informing and inspiring politicians and raising the visibility of trans people's stories we can achieve vital gains and pave the way for trans equality. If you are applying for jobs, use your best judgment and do your research to see whether the employer has protections against gender identity or expression discrimination - look on the internet, use your connections to find someone who works at the organization, or connect with the organization's LGBTQ employee group, if there is one. It was so great to be here. But by that, I mean in ways that I thought about myself, like I had limited my own imagination in terms of what it might mean for me to be a woman because of how I'd grown up. If you have already disclosed or transitioned at work or school, you may not have much choice about if or when to share your identity with a prospective employer.
Remember, there's no right or wrong way to disclose being transgender or to live openly.
And, like, if by me being here can help them, like, find some way to have peace with themselves, like, I'm going to keep doing that. Emily joins us now from LA. Like, if there was a way I could use my coming out to draw just a little bit of attention to that, it felt to me like a net good.
If you have already disclosed or transitioned at work or school, you may not have much choice about if or when to share your identity with a prospective employer.