Today, the Federal Energy and Regulatory Commission is proud to recognize International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV). TDOV is a day dedicated to celebrating transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming people internationally while raising awareness of the discrimination and violence faced by the transgender and non-binary community worldwide.
The courage and resiliency of the transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming community is a source of inspiration for all people around the world. Throughout history, transgender individuals and other gender minorities have been present in nearly all communities and cultures globally, and their successes and contributions have been many and significant in scope.
Today and every day, FERC celebrates and respects the bravery it takes to live genuinely while also acknowledging the work that must be done to build a society where everyone may live and prosper freely and without fear of persecution.
Despite facing unique challenges and adversity on the basis of personal identity and sexual orientation, the transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming community throughout the world continue to fearlessly and relentlessly lead the demand for complete and unambiguous equality.
FERC maintains its strong commitment to an inclusive work environment in which all employees and applicants for employment are treated with dignity and respect and may live without fear, regardless of who they are or whom they love.
FERC would also like to express gratitude to its LGBTQIA+ employees and allies and pledges to continue collaborating with and on behalf of them to foster safe and inclusive workplace conditions. This year, QERC, the Office of the Executive Director, and the Office of External Affairs partnered to produce this short Transgender Visibility PSA video which brings visibility to the continued struggle of the transgender and gender minority community.
We encourage all employees to take the time to watch this short video. To learn how to get involved in FERC’s diversity, equality, inclusion, and accessibility efforts, please visit the Employee Resource Group Homepage on FERCollaborate.