L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center Launches Landmark Employment Program for Transgender People


Los Angeles – PRNewswire-USNewswire

Few people find it more difficult to find steady and rewarding jobs than transgender men and women. Facing a complex and daunting combination of transgenderphobia, homophobia and gender discrimination in the workplace, many transgender adults accept low-level and low-paying jobs or-worse yet-turn to sex work to survive.

But a new program launched this month by the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center is helping transgender women and men — especially those engaged in sex work — develop the skills and confidence to find satisfying jobs with employers that have cultures and policies that are friendly to transgender people.

The Center’s Transgender Job Placement Program, one of only three such programs nationwide (the others are in New York City and San Francisco), offers a wide range of services that aim to prepare transgender people for the job application and interview process, including how to address questions and issues related to their gender identity.