The City of West Hollywood and its Transgender Advisory Board (TAB) will host a moderated virtual roundtable discussion: Why Trans Can Work: Helping Gender Diverse People Thrive in the Workplace and Employers Prepare for Tomorrow’s Workforce. The roundtable discussion will take place virtually on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 5 p.m. via Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/91959559565.
The roundtable discussion will provide an opportunity to discuss a newly developed anti-transphobia effort designed to educate employers and employees about how to properly address gender diverse employees. Roundtable discussion participants will introduce a toolkit that was designed by Trans Can Work in collaboration with the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce with the input and financial support of the City of West Hollywood.
The roundtable discussion will be moderated by NBC4 Anchor and Reporter Mekahlo Medina. Participants will include: John D’Amico, City of West Hollywood Councilmember; Alexis Sanchez, Community Organizer and Trainer; Drian Juarez, Trans Can Work Vice President of Programs; Sharon Franklin Brown, Chief Human Resources Officer for the Los Angeles LGBT Center; Genevieve Morrill, President & CEO of the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce; and Torie Osborn, Senior Strategist for Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl’s Office.
The City of West Hollywood has been one of the most outspoken cities in the nation in advocating for the legal rights of LGBT people. More than 40 percent of residents in the City of West Hollywood identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. The City of West Hollywood is one of the first municipalities to form a Transgender Advisory Board, which addresses matters of advocacy on behalf of transgender people in the areas of education, community awareness, and empowerment, and makes recommendations to the West Hollywood City Council. Through its Transgender Advisory Board, the City of West Hollywood regularly co-sponsors programming and recognizes Transgender Awareness Month and Transgender Day of Remembrance each November. For more information about the City of West Hollywood’s Transgender Awareness Month events, visit www.weho.org/tam.
As part of its support of the transgender community, the City of West Hollywood has a Transgender Resource Guide available on the City’s website, which provides information about a variety of resources including legal, health, and social services, available in the Greater Los Angeles area to enhance and improve the well-being of transgender people.