Wednesday, January 23, 2008

154 Mass. Companies Supporting Transgender Employees

Yesterday we posted the Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) list of perfect-scoring companies in Massachusetts, those that support every facet of their radical GLBT agenda in the corporate world. At a recent legislative briefing session at the State House, the Mass. Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC) issued a list of 154 Massachusetts employers with "non-discrimination policies covering gender identity." (Apparently, there are many companies that support this concept, while not on HRC's 100% list.)

If we believe the MTPC handout, it seems to demonstrate that there's not so much anti-transgender discrimination going on out there as they want us to believe. If this many companies openly jump on the bandwagon, what's the problem? Oh, yeah -- MTPC wants everyone to be forced to think the same way, and allow no leeway to employers on whether or not they believe in the natural reality of only two sexes, MALE and FEMALE.

This long list of 154 wacky companies does not yet appear on MTPC web site. But they do post this shorter version, slightly expanding the HRC list:
Bain and Company
Bank of America
Best Buy
Borders Group
Brandeis University
Bridgespan Group
Bright Horizons Family Solutions
Foley Hoag LLP
Giant Food
Global Hyatt Corp
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard University
Hilton Hotels Corp
John Hancock Financial Services

Mass. Mutual Life Insurance
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo LLP
Prudential Financial
State Street Corp.
Toys R Us
Trillium Asset Management
Tufts University
United States Postal Service
Wainwright Bank and Trust

Some of the others on the list handed out at the State House (not complete):
BJ's Wholesale Club
Beth Israel Medical Center
Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Mass.
Bose Corp.
Boston Globe
Boston Medical Center/Hospital
Boston Scientific
Cabot Corp.
Central Massachusetts Health
Children's Hospital Boston
Clark University
College of the Holy Cross
Cumberland Farms
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Digital Equipment Inc.
EMC Corp.
Emerson College
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Friendly Ice Cream Corp.
Greater Boston Hotel Employees #26
Hanover Insurance Group
Hill & Barlow
Houghton Mifflin C.
John Hancock Financial Services
Liberty Mutual Group
Millipore Corp.
Mount Holyoke College
New England Medical Center
New England Mutual Life Insurance
Northeastern University
Partners Healthcare
Ropes & Gray
Simmons College
Smith College
Sonesta International Hotels
Stop & Shop Supermarket Co.
Suffolk University

Sun Life Financial Inc.
Tufts Health Plan
TJX Companies, Inc.
University of Massachusetts System
Wellesley College
Wheaton College
Williams College
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester Telegram