Transgender woman sues hospital for workplace discrimination

By : Wire Report
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FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A transgender employee who said she felt forced to quit her job at a Fargo hospital filed a federal lawsuit Dec. 2 alleging discrimination over the use of locker rooms and treatment by managers.

Faye Seidler, who was born as a male and identifies herself as a female, began hormone therapy in September 2013 as part of her transition. She says in the lawsuit she began working for Sanford Health as a technician in spring 2014 and notified managers during her 90-day review that she would be telling people who considered her to be male of her actual sex and gender.

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Hillborough County Commissioners approve HRO amendment

By : Aaron Alper
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Tampa Hillsborough County Commissioners unanimously voted to move forward with an authorization for an amendment that would prohibit discrimination within the county on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The 7-0 vote is a stark change to previous LGBT initiatives, which have typically failed or split the board.

Prior to the July 16 vote, the floor was open to comments and 23 citizens spoke. Fourteen of those speakers supported the amendment to the HRO and nine spoke against it.

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