City of Seattle employees healthcare benefits will cover SRS for transgender workers..

THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — Quote: “The Seattle Office for Civil Rights announced Oct. 7 that for the first time, healthcare benefits offered to City employees will cover [SRS] procedures for Transgender workers.” — Mike Andrew – SGN Staff Writer

This is fantastic news . . . we’re talking precedent here — along with San Francisco’s earlier announcement of the same, these gains for TG city employees pave the way for other private and public employers to offer the same.

“The surprise announcement capped six months of negotiations between several City commissions, the Mayor, the City Council, and a coalition of city unions. . . . ‘People are skeptical of government,’ LGBT Commission Co-Chair Tiffany Nelson told SGN in an interview, ‘but they did the right thing – and in a timely way!’

More from SGN News: http://www.sgn.org/sgnnews39_40/page2.cfm



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