On Monday, Los Angeles City College in Hollywood held a “Diversity Job and Career Fair” for transgender people.
According to organizers, the purpose of the fair was to provide trans job seekers “a safe space to connect with potential employers. …Without fear of discrimination.”
Plus, “sensitivity training” was given to all employers in attendance as a way to kickoff the trans fair held at the college.
Although other members of the LGBT community and the rest of the public were permitted to come to the trans fair, certain opportunities were only available to trans individuals, particularly in terms of “outreach,” reports The Los Angeles Daily News. “Community-based organizations” were also designated to help trans attendees search for a job at the fair as well.
As you can imagine, the organizers of the event and city government officials in Los Angeles in general were overjoyed by the trans fair.
"I think we’re doing something really new. It shouldn’t be but it is,” boasted Philip Starr, executive director of Managed Career Solutions. “I can’t think of a time when a diversity job fair has really focused on the transgender community.”
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti was beaming over the do-gooder event he delightfully tied himself to: “Today, the city of Los Angeles sends a clear message to transgender Angelenos; your voices matter and your experiences count,” said Garcetti.
Over 50 employers participated in the trans job fair, including: "AIDS Project Los Angeles, AEG, Amazon, NBC Universal, the Los Angeles Fire Department, California Highway Patrol, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, SoCalGas, Warner Bros., Target and the Youth Policy Institute."
The event was hosted by the "City of Los Angeles Workforce Development Board in partnership with the city’s Department on Disability and the Los Angeles LGBT Center,” reports The Los Angeles Daily News.