Style Weekly Features Article on Transgendered Employment Discrimination

Today’s Style Weekly features the story of former Richmond police officer Colin Mauger, a transgendered man.  He started his training as an openly gay lesbian, but once he began transitioning, peers and superiors allegedly harassed him.  The article focuses on the current lack of workplace legal protection based on sexual minority and gender identity.

The captain threatened “to put me behind the desk and take my police powers away because I was mentally unfit and unable to do my job because I was obviously upset,” Mauger says. “I took that as a threat.”

Federally or in the state, there is no current protection on the books for these groups, but one may be close to getting passed into law.  Read the entire article online at Style Weekly.


One Response to “Style Weekly Features Article on Transgendered Employment Discrimination”

  1. Bill Johnson Says:

    I applaud Colin for taking a stand to try to right a wrong. I wish you all the luck in your future and in your journey! I think that discrimination against the Transgender community is still extremely difficult to combat because not only does it happen so frequently in the heterosexual community, but at times it seems more hostile in the gay/ lesbian community. The stereotypes of “Trans” are alive and well. Most people in the GLB community don’t even realize that Transgender is an umbrella term for so much more.
    Thank you to Style Weekly for covering this and for GayRVA for bring it to the website. Maybe this will start some dialog within our communities.

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