Events focus on transgender issues in the workplace


‘No Dumb Questions’ film screening

Sept. 18, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Turner Entertainnment Network
1050 Techwood Drive, Atlanta, GA 30318

Educational seminar

Sept. 19, 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. at CNN Center
190 Marietta Street, Atlanta, GA 30303
Registration required:

“Now that the girls are older, we have an opportunity to do a longitudinal study of one family and having open dialog at the beginning of the process and see how life goes on,” Regan says.

Regan decided to make the film as a response to being told by her mother not to share the fact that she was a lesbian with her younger siblings.

“When I came out as a lesbian, I had little sisters that were about the same age as the girls in the film were. My parents were insistent for years that I not tell them that I was gay. I had a sense that the girls in the film were really going to handle this news about their uncle in an open, honest way,” she says.

The second event the following morning, Sept. 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., is a free educational seminar about workplace issues that surround transgendered employees. 

Chip Newton, Out & Equal’s co-chair, notes how important these events are to corporate America.

“This training addresses serious issues that companies are grappling with such as transgender worker re-entry into the workplace after transitioning,” he says.

“Companies need to know how to alter their culture, how to help transitioning employees, and how do we help the other employees that are surrounding the person going through the transition?”


Top photo: In ‘No Dumb Questions,’ three young girls talk matter-of-factly about their Uncle Bill becoming Aunt Barbara. (Screen capture)