Employers report zero or very low costs and yet substantial benefits, for them and their employees alike, when they provide transition-related health care coverage in their employee health benefit plans, according to a new study.
The University of Arizona last week announced plans to hire four tenure-track professors in transgender studies within the next two years, making the school’s Institute for LGBT Studies a leading resource on transgender scholarship.
The bill will help ensure people who are transgender have better access to legal name changes and identity documents that accurately reflect their gender identity. The bill now goes to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk.
Inequities facing transgender workers in the American workforce range from finding and keeping good jobs, to having equal access to job-related benefits, to obtaining adequate health insurance coverage.