For individuals who do not conform to societal standards, a corporate job is about much more than a steady salary. It is about respect and being afforded a life of dignity, and often a potential way back into their families and mainstream society.
By Major Manjit Rajain
For most of us, work comes with its usual stresses. Imagine carrying the added emotional weight of having to deny and suppress one of the most fundamental aspects of who you are—your gender identity—because it does not conform to the society’s simplistic norms regarding gender expression. Imagine how it would feel if you revealed your authentic self to those you work with and see every day, only to have them reject or alienate you as a result.