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What It’s Like to Be Gay at Work Right Now
By some measures, at the end of last year LGBTQ workers in the U.S. had more protections than ever before. The Trump administration, however, has proven to be hostile to the LGBTQ community. In just 10 months, the administration has argued against federal protections for people based on sexual orientation. President Trump also called for a ban on transgender people openly serving in the military, which by some estimates is the largest employer of trans people in the U.S.
All of these big picture policy changes trickle down into people’s every day lives, including their experiences at work. Francesca and Rebecca dig into what it's like to be an LGBTQ worker in 2017. The hosts of Nancy, a WNYC Studios podcast about queer life, join them to talk about the decision to come out, how to navigate discrimination, and other unique challenges of being gay in the office at this moment in time.