The organizer of a transgender job fair in Toronto says she hopes the event will open doors and shatter ceilings.
"We in the transgender community face hurdles that cisgender people can't quite fathom," Toronto transgender activist Biko Beauttah wrote in an open letter on the Trans Workforce website.
"We often are subjected to the most severe forms of discrimination in the workplace — unable to obtain identity documents, bullied by coworkers, treated as 'freaks' — if not frozen out of the formal labour market entirely," she said.
She, along with other members of Trans Workforce, are organizing the job fair, which will take place in Toronto on Nov. 20 — the Transgender Day of Remembrance. Twenty employers (including Indigo, Toronto-Dominion Bank, Parks Canada, and Vice Canada) will be there, and a Facebook event shows over 260 people are interested in attending. Read more via HuffPost