From the Unitarian Universalist Association’s UUWorld.org‘s article UUA persuades Verizon to protect transgender workers (by Michelle Bates Deakin):
For each of the last five years, the Unitarian Universalist Association has filed shareholder resolutions with Verizon Communications to urge the corporation to add “gender identity or expression” to its non-discrimination policy.
In mid-February, Verizon notified the UUA that it has agreed to adopt the policy, which provides protection to transgender people and those in transition.
“This is a significant victory for the UUA’s shareholder advocacy program,” said Tim Brennan, UUA treasurer and chief financial officer.
Verizon is the latest in a string of major corporations that the UUA has worked to persuade to add gender identity protection to its workplace policies. Over the past five years, the UUA has filed or co-filed shareholder resolutions at multiple companies that resulted in gender identity protection for more than 2.9 million employees, according to Brennan…
If one pays attention to which businesses are fully LGBT inclusive, and shop accordingly, this is useful news.
Thank you, UUA, for sticking with this and helping make this happen.
* LGBT Weekly‘s Verizon protects gender identity, expression following equality push from Unitarian Universalist Association