Pamela Curry Dallas transgender activist reports she received a unexpected but welcomed phone call from DART board member Claude Williams, Chair, Economic Opportunity and Diversity Committee
Curry said “Mr. Williams wanted to remind me that as planned the committee will vote on whether to pass to the full Board a recommendation to amend the DART nondiscrimination policy to include gender inclusion at the 4:30 committee meeting.”
Then he dropped the bombshell Curry explained “There will be a vote at the full Board meeting at 6:30 on whether DART will amend it’s nondiscrimination policy to include protections for their transgender employees. This was news to everyone Curry stated “Because it is not even listed on the Board agenda for tonight.”
Pamela would like to extend a invitation to everyone in north Texas to attend both meetings because even as it is expected that the committee will pass a recommendation to a receptive Board to include Transgender protections, a strong showing from our community will be highly beneficial.
Pamela also wanted to pass along a note to our lesbian and gay DART employees regarding partner benefits. Pamela stated “We have made great strides forward on the transgender issue thanks to the GLB community and we want you to know we are coming back for you!”
First meeting committee decides whether to pass to the board a recommendation to amend the nondiscrimination policy:
Second meeting tonight most possiable a vote by the board to include gender identity in the DART nondiscrimination policy.