How About the Trans People HRC Never Hired in the First Place?

You know…

Staff at the Human Rights Campaign last fall described the working environment at the nation’s largest LGBT rights group as “judgmental,” “exclusionary,” “sexist,” and “homogenous,” according to a sharply critical report that was commissioned by HRC and obtained by BuzzFeed News.

Based on a series of focus groups and surveys with the staff, conducted by outside consultants, the report detailed systemic problems within HRC — ranging from treatment of employees, including those who are transgender, to concerns about human resources and organizational commitment to diversity and inclusion.

…the ones it not only wouldn’t hire but also blacklisted throughout the civil rights community for having the audacity to speak out about HRC’s political and institutional transphobia?

HRC acknowledged the report on Tuesday….

Like it ‘apologized’ at Southern Comfort last fall?

HRC spokesman Fred Sainz told BuzzFeed News that the group commissioned the report “as part of its own self-reflection and is a concrete sign that HRC is committed to doing better both by our employees and the communities we serve.”

Self-reflection without reparations….

HRCDuh

I don’t want to say ‘I told you so’ again, but I will.

HRCDuhDuh

And I’ll continue to say ‘I told you so.’

In addressing the report, HRC told BuzzFeed News that the group has created employee resource groups for transgender and gender-expansive employees, people of color, women, bisexual employees, and remote employees. The group noted that each resource group “has an executive staff member who is a sponsor.”

Additionally, HRC has added “recruiting efforts to diverse audiences undertaken to reach prospective applicants” and updated job postings “to affirmatively communicate that diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.”

Does it actively recruit trans women who it not only knows of but knows have ample experience (working on their own time on their own dime) with actual LGB – as well as T – civil rights issues and knows have the desire to put that experience to use in gainful employment?

The report also notes that “[t]rans* people are frequently misgendered with the wrong pronouns, after repeated corrections.”

HRC noted that among the changes implemented since receiving the report are several aimed at improving the climate for transgender or genderqueer staff.

Does that climate actively recruiting trans women who it not only knows of but knows have ample experience (working on their own time on their own dime) with actual LGB – as well as T – civil rights issues and knows have the desire to put that experience to use in gainful employment?

The survey also showed a significant problem in the human resources department. Referencing a discussion raised throughout the documents, the consultants bluntly state, “No one trusts HR.”

Does it actively recruit people who are fully competent and qualified to work there but who have – accurately as the report proves – publicly uttered that quoted sentence…

only with an added “C”?

HRC provided BuzzFeed News with a list of 18 steps it says it already has taken to improve the working environment at the organization since it received the Pipeline Report and 3 additional steps that are “in the works.”

Reparations?

Reparations?

Reparations?

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1 Comment

  1. These folks should be named.

    You know it would happen if they were lgbt and harming gay guys and worked for any other org. The ethics of outing applies.


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