Sex vs. gender

by Wendy Roome, Alcatel-Lucent employee in the U.S. This personal story is part of the National Coming Out Day campaign.    After many decades of denial and pretending to be a guy named “Bill,” in November 2012, I finally came out as transgender, and started living full-time as Wendy. I’ve worked with a local volunteer community theater […]

Trans-Gressions

by Eve Jutras, Alcatel-Lucent employee in Canada This personal story is part of the National Coming Out Day campaign. Except for the author’s, names of the persons from this story have been changed to protect their privacy. Transitioning One year has now passed since I started transitioning from Male to Female (MTF). A lot has happened […]

LGBT Awareness Month 2013

June is Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Awareness Month. The EQUAL! EBP (Employee Business Partner) provides activities to celebrate the contributions of the LGBT community and to raise awareness of the issues faced both within and outside the workplace that impact the lives of LGBT employees and employees with LGBT friends or family members. […]