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Transgender in the Workplace

What happens if you are carrying out a high profile job, and then come out as transgender? Will your employer, colleagues and clients accept your new status?

What happens if you are carrying out a high profile job, and then go public as transgender - for example switching from a "he" to a "she" or vice versa? Will your employer, colleagues and clients accept your new status? Manuela Saragosa speaks to Claire Birkenshaw, who did exactly that whilst working as a head teacher at a secondary school.

She also hears from Beck Bailey of the Human Rights Campaign, which advocates for LGBTQ rights, about the surprising progress among big US and multinational corporations in supporting transgender employees. Plus endocrinologist Maralyn Druce explains why, even when it comes to your biological sex, life isn't as binary as we often assume.

(Picture: Former head teacher Claire Birkenshaw; Credit: Claire Birkenshaw)

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