Resources for Employers

Silver Fork's 9-12 week job training program for culinary industry careers. Silver Fork apprentices study a curriculum designed around the fundamentals of leadership positions such as shift supervisors, shift leads and managers.
If you'd like to hire apprentices or partner with Silver Fork, call 773-472-6469 or e-mail

The TransWorks Program offers informative, interactive trainings for local businesses and social services agencies who are interested in creating workplaces that are trans-affirming and inclusive.
To inquire about a training, contact Lathem Bonem at 773-248-5200 ext 108 or

GLAAD resources include important issues, how to cover trans people in the media, tips for allies and reporting defamation.
If you would like to create more authentic transgender characters in films and TV, or for resources on how to create accurate news stories, contact

HRC works to educate the public and provide a range of resources on issues that transgender and gender nonconforming people face—from workplace discrimination, to securing identity documents, to finding culturally competent healthcare, to family and parenting issues, to combating violence—and to advocate for full inclusion and equality.

Membership invites businesses, organizations, and nonprofits with the goal of hiring and training trans people for positions at all levels of employment to connect to TransTech. Members are matched with resources, educators, and possible new hires while fulfilling multiple levels of commitment.


2015 U.S. Transgender Survey Report (USTS)
The USTS is the largest survey examining the experiences of transgender people in the United States, with 27,715 respondents from all fifty states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and U.S. military bases overseas.

How To Be Truly Inclusive of Non-Binary Genders at Work via BBC
Growing recognition of non-binary genders may require a change in the way we understand identity and the words we use, especially in the workplace. A survey published by online magazine Beyond the Binary in March 2017 shows only 1% of the 225 non-binary people polled felt “completely protected” by current legislation at work and 42% had suffered a negative experience related to their gender identity in the workplace.

Injustice at Every Turn: A Report of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey
This study brings to light what is both patently obvious and far too often dismissed from the human rights agenda. Transgender and gender non-conforming people face injustice at every turn: in childhood homes, in school systems that promise to shelter and educate, in harsh and exclusionary workplaces, at the grocery store, the hotel front desk, in doctors’ offices and emergency rooms, before judges and at the hands of landlords, police officers, health care workers and other service providers

Six Ways To Be More Inclusive of Transgender People in the Workplace
HR has a key role in preventing discrimination against transgender people. Jennie Kermode, author of a new book on transgender people in the workplace, gives six tips on making the workplace more inclusive.