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TransWorks Program Publishes Open Letter to LGBTQ-Friendly Businesses

Chicago House’s TransWorks’ Team Lauds Businesses’ Inclusivity Practices & Extends Partnership Invitation to Address Unemployment and Discrimination in Trans Community

Chicago, IL–(ENEWSPF)–April 17, 2017 – Chicago House’s TransWorks Program sent an open letter to over 40 businesses that are located in Chicago and/or have a history of supporting and advertising to the LGBTQ community. While many have already demonstrated commitment to inclusive practices, this letter addresses the reality of discrimination and unemployment in 2017 for people who are transgender and/or gender nonconforming. In the US, the unemployment rate among trans people is three times higher (15%) than the national average (5%).

“We are so excited to support companies who continue to grow and establish even more inclusive hiring practices,” said Kate Harrington-Rosen, TransWorks Program Manager at Chicago House. “Our hope is that our letter not only touches people’s hearts, but spurs them to action.” We are truly looking forward to hearing from these companies, and others we haven’t reached out to yet, who would like our support in fostering more trans-affirming workplaces.”

Letters have been mailed and/or sent via company website contact forms to:

Absolut

Allstate

Amazon

AT&T

Banana Republic

Blue Cross Blue Shield

Boost Mobile

BP

Campbell’s

Charles Schwab

Chobani

Clean and Clear

CNA

Coca Cola

Doritos/Frito Lay

Equinox

Gap

Hallmark

Honeymaid

Hotwire

iCandee Marketing

Johnson & Johnson

Kohl’s

Kraft Foods Global, Inc.

Lexus

Lush

Macys

Marianos

MB Financial

Nabisco

Nielsen

Nordstrom

Oreo

Pepsi & Co

Sabra

Salesforce

State Farm

Subaru

Tiffany and Co

Tylenol

Wells Fargo

Xfinity

Zales

PDF of letter

If you are interested in learning more about the TransWorks Program, contact Jes Scheinpflug at (773) 248-5200 ext 367 or at [email protected].

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About Chicago House and Social Service Agency

Chicago House and Social Service Agency (CHSSA) serves individuals and families who are disenfranchised by HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ marginalization, poverty, homelessness, and/or gender nonconformity by providing housing, employment services, medical linkage and retention services, HIV prevention services, legal services, and other supportive programs.​​​

Source: http://chicagohouse.org

 

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