The typical conversation about diversity and inclusion focuses on employees bringing their whole selves to work. However, it’s important for employers to recognize the needs of their workers who care for LGBTQ2+ kids and family members, who are also impacted by biphobia, homophobia and transphobia in the workplace. In this webinar Giselle Bloch will share her family’s story and explain that although there is no roadmap for parents of kids who come out there are ways employers and employee resource groups (ERGs) can help.
About Giselle Bloch
Giselle is a proud parent of three unique and diverse adult children – one of whom identifies as gay, another identifies as transgender, and the third identifies as straight. Giselle is a Board member of Toronto Pflag, a volunteer-run charitable organization which promotes the health and well-being of LGBTQ2+ persons, their families, friends and allies through support, education and advocacy. She is also a co-facilitator of TRANSceptance, a peer support group for parents and caregivers of trans youth and young adults, hosted by Central Toronto Youth Service. Giselle also sits on the LGBTQ2+ Care Steering Committee at Mount Sinai Hospital, which strives to provide their Fertility Clinic’s LGBTQ2+ patients with superior care. When Giselle is not volunteering and advocating for the LGBTQ2+ community, her days are filled running her personal training business and spending time with her grandchild.
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