Individual countries had similar findings:16 As of 2016, 92% of Fortune 500 companies have non-discrimination policies that include sexual orientation.
82% have non-discrimination policies that include gender identity.
Following are just some of the identities we currently include, and we always welcome feedback and requests to include more; trans person, trans man, trans woman, cisgender, gender non conforming, non-binary, genderfluid, genderqueer, agender, intergender, pangender, bigender, transsexual.
Transsexual is a term for AFAB and assigned male at birth (AMAB) people alike who feel their sex organs do not reflect their gender and have chosen to change some aspect of their body; it is an older term, with GLAAD stating that it is "still preferred by some people who have permanently changed - or seek to change - their bodies through medical interventions (including but not limited to hormones and/or surgeries)." The transgender community sometimes uses the term passing to describe a transgender person's ability to appear as the gender they identify with.Transgender is an umbrella term for persons whose gender identity, gender expression or behavior does not conform to that typically associated with the sex to which they were assigned at birth.Gender identity refers to a person’s internal sense of being male, female or something else; gender expression refers to the way a person communicates gender identity to others through behavior, clothing, hairstyles, voice or body characteristics.Many companies also provide other benefits:17 Jokes communicate what is acceptable or unacceptable behavior in the workplace.When LGBT employees hear jokes about sexual orientation or gender identity, they perceive them as signals of exclusion.18 Nearly two-thirds (62%) of LGBT employees heard lesbian and gay jokes at work.19 There's good news for those who transition—78% of transgender people felt more comfortable after transition, and believe their workplace performance improved.31 In the United States, the LGBT population’s combined disposable personal income in 2015 was an estimated 7 billion.32 legalized marriage between same-sex couples in June 2015.