LGBT Pride Series - Sustainability Spotlight on Cass Averill

By Cass Averill, Symantec's Principal Technical Support Engineer
Jun 19, 2014 8:00 AM ET

LGBT Pride Series - Sustainability Spotlight on Cass Averill

Today, in honor of LGBT Pride Month, we hear from Symantec employee Cass Averill, Principal Technical Support Engineer, and champion and mentor for LGBT employees at Symantec. Cass has been instrumental in supporting the development and expansion of company programs for Symantec’s LGBT community. 

Some of you may be familiar with my story, but I am sure many are not, and I am honored to be able to share it with you in celebration of LGBT Pride Month.

I have been a Symantec employee for seven and a half years; the first two and a half years as a woman, and the last five years as a man.  In the spring of 2009, after much soul searching and deliberation, I made the decision to transition from female to male. I knew I would be the first person to transition on the job at Symantec, so as you can imagine, I had mixed feelings about the reaction I would receive and what the process would look like. What would my peers think? My manager? His manager? I was nervous, scared, and not sure what to expect or how to proceed...

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