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Transgender Employment Links

Diagram of Sex and Gender

Comprehensive Information

Human Rights Campaign Excellent section on LGBT workplace issues and another on transgender issues. Their downloadable publication Transgender Inclusion in the Workplace is highly recommended for employers.

Transgender at Work A comprehensive site on transgender issues in the workplace. Includes information on health insurance, restroom access, nondiscrimination policies, employee resource groups, legal protections, and more, plus links to related sites.

Transgender Workplace Diversity An excellent blog on the latest legal, political and medical developments relating to transgender employment.

People Who Have Transitioned on the Job

Understanding Transgender Issues: Donna Rose’s Story Half-hour video presentation about the workplace transition of a transsexual woman.

Gender Vision Video interviews with a police officer and a firefighter, both transgender.

Transgender at Work Three short presentations on people who have successfully transitioned on their jobs.

Transsexual Road Map Personal experience of a woman who transitioned in her workplace and a wealth of good advice for transgender workers.

Connecting Employers and Job Seekers

Out & Equal Workplace Advocates A job search and employment networking website for LGBT people. This site provides a way to expand your professional networks and contacts with job seekers and employers. See Transgender under Resource Center.

FAQ’s for Transgender Job Seekers Advice from the University of Vermont on applying for a job.

Transgender Economic Empowerment Initiative San Francisco–based employment help for transgender people, job fairs, and training for employers on transgender employment law and preventing gender identity bias in the workplace.

Out for Work Focus on employment assistance for LGBT college students.

Transgender Job Bank A job search site specifically for transgender job seekers.

Transgendered Employment Assistance Notes about some transgender-friendly employers.

Transworkplace Job listings, resources, news and discussion about transgender employment.


Transgender Law and Policy Institute Click on Nondiscrmination Laws for a list of jurisdictions that have enacted nondiscrimination laws that protect transgender people, policies regarding restroom usage, and other legal information. Also click on Employer and Union Policies for information on employers with transgender-inclusive nondiscrimination policies.

National Center for Lesbian Rights Updates on court cases and rulings involving transgender people.

Transgender Law Center Information on California law as it relates to transgender people.

Lambda Legal National organization in support of transgender rights.

Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders Publications on transgender issues from New England’s leading LGBT legal rights organization.


Career Issues and Workplace Considerations for the Transsexual Community: Bridging a Gap of Knowledge for Career Counselors An article from Career Development Quarterly with information for career counselors.

Pride at Work Constituency group of the AFL-CIO promotes LGBT equality in the workplace through union advocacy.

Transgender Issues in the Workplace Summarizes the experience of large and small companies and public sector employers across New York State who have had transgender employees.

College Guide for Current and Prospective LGBT Students Helpful information for choosing a trans-friendly college and finding scholarships and support.

Press for Change Transgender employment issues in the United Kingdom.

Standards of Care Authoritative guide to the psychological, psychiatric, medical and surgical management of transsexualism.

International Foundation for Gender Education IFGE's Synchronicity bookstore, which offers over 70 books on transgenderism and gender, crossdressing, transsexualism, and related topics. Scroll down to the section on Medical, Legal, Workplace, Etc.

Books on Transgender Issues


Transgender Explained For Those Who Are Not by Joanne Herman, 2009.

True Selves: Understanding Transsexualism—For Families, Friends, Coworkers, and Helping Professionals by Mildred L. Brown and Chloe Ann Rounsley, 1996.

Transitions - A Guide To Transitioning for Transsexuals and Their Families by Mara Christine Drummond, 2009.

Transgender Care: Recommended Guidelines, Practical Information, and Personal Accounts by Gianna E. Israel, Donald E. Tarver and Diane Shaffer, 1998.


The Complete Guide to Transgender in the Workplace by Vanessa Sheridan, 2009.

Transgender Workplace Diversity: Policy Tools, Training Issues and Communication Strategies for HR and Legal Professionals by Jillian T. Weiss, 2007.

Just One of the Guys?: Transgender Men and the Persistence of Gender Inequality by Kristen Schilt, 2010.

A Trainer’s Guide to Training Tough Topics by Liz Winfeld, ed, 2001.


Becoming a Visible Man by Jamison Green, 2004.

She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders by Jennifer Finney Boylan, 2004.

The Testosterone Files: My Hormonal and Social Transformation from Female to Male by Max W. Valerio, 2006.

Wrapped In Blue: A Journey of Discovery by Donna Rose, 2003.


How Sex Changed: A History of Transsexuality in the United States by Joanne J. Meyerowitz, 2004.

Transgender Rights by Paisley Currah, Richard Juang and Shannon Minter, eds, 2006.