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. […]

World AIDS Day 2012

by Ryk Koscielski, World AIDS Day Chair at Alcatel-Lucent December 1 was World AIDS Day and Alcatel-Lucent Employee Business Partners are partnering to host events to commemorate the day and to provide awareness. This year the following Alcatel-Lucent EBPs (Employee Business Partners) are partnering together to host World AIDS Day events at Alcatel-Lucent. 4A (Asian/Pacific […]

May 17th is IDAHO – International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

May 17th is IDAHO (International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia); individuals & organizations around the world celebrate the removal of homosexuality in the International Classification of Diseases of the World Health Organization (WHO) on May 17th, 1990. This event, first launched in Canada with the Fondation Émergence, has since spread to numerous other countries (more […]

World AIDS Day 2011

 What is World AIDS Day? December 1st is World AIDS Day – a call for a spirit of social tolerance and a greater exchange of information on HIV/AIDS. Established by the World Health Organization in 1988, World AIDS Day serves to focus global attention on the devastating impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, bringing messages of compassion, hope, solidarity & […]