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Wednesday, May 26, 2004

NLGJA Applauds The New York Times Decision to Adopt Gender Inclusive Non-Discrimination Policy

WASHINGTON, May 26 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) today congratulated The New York Times for protecting transgender employees by adding "gender identity or expression" to the nondiscrimination terms of its corporate human resource policy.

The newspaper's announcement to employees reaffirmed that The New York Times is "committed to maintaining a fair and professional work environment for all our employees and, to that end, we routinely review our policies and practices. Our policy now makes clear that we provide equal employment opportunity regardless of gender identity or expression, in hiring and all other terms and conditions of employment."

"Transgender employees are often most at risk in the workplace, facing harassment, ignorance and instances of discrimination," said Steven Petrow, President of the Board of the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association. "The New York Times once again is a leader in recognizing its responsibility to treat all of its employees fairly and without bias." Petrow also added, "Doing the right thing often goes hand-in-hand with persistent advocacy. We also applaud members of NLGJA in the Times newsroom and Pride at Work who ensured the same language was part of the Times' contracts with the Newspaper Guild (CWA), which served as a catalyst."


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