Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Workplace Issues for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People

Workplace Issues for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People
Saturday, February 20, 10 am – 12 noon
Marin Nonprofit Resource Center
555 Northgate Drive, San Rafael

RSVP to Cristin Brew, (415) 472-1945 ext. 203

Sponsored by Spectrum LGBT Center
This is a free event; morning refreshments will be served.

Many lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in Marin County are in the closet at work. For those who are out, they may feel they are the only identified gay staff member. Transgender people face additional challenges, such as uneducated co-workers not wanting to share bathrooms and transitioning at work. As LGBT people, we consider whether to be out at work, with whom to be out, and the possible consequences of being out. And, of course, not being out can also place a strain on us, as we try to talk about ourselves without revealing partners, friends, or participation in LGBT-identified activities. This forum will provide the opportunity to talk about our own experiences and learn from the experience of others. We hope you will join us!

Featuring a panel on creating an educated and equal workplace:

Larry Brinkin, Senior Manager (retired), San Francisco Human Rights Commission. The Human Rights Commission works to provide leadership and advocacy to secure, protect and promote human rights for all people.

Kevin Jones, Deputy Director, Out & Equal Workplace Advocates. Out & Equal educates and empowers organizations, human resource professionals, Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and individual employees through programs and services that result in equal policies, opportunities, practices, and benefits in the workplace regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, expression, or characteristics.

Shane Snowdon, Director, LGBT Resource Center, University of California San Francisco. The LGBT Resource Center nurtures diversity, creates a supportive work environment, and promotes high-quality patient care at one of the finest health care, education, and research institutions in the world.

Spectrum LGBT Center provides community leadership in promoting acceptance, understanding, and full inclusion for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. For more information visit our website at