For the Transgender Community, Work Can Be a Difficult World To Navigate

By Katie Johnston
Feb 15, 2023 1:30 PM ET
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Matisse DuPont (right) spoke to potential employers while attending the Massachusetts LGBT Chamber of Commerce's job fair focused on the transgender community on Jan. 17.ERIN CLARK/GLOBE STAFF

Originally published in the Boston Globe

Trevor Boylston had started transitioning from female to male a decade before he started working at Boston Scientific, and he had no plans to reveal his true self to his new coworkers. Boylston has a stocky build and a beard and is married to a woman — “seemingly straight,” as he puts it. But about six months after he started at the medical device company, around the time Caitlyn Jenner transitioned, a coworker started making transgender jokes. And Boylston decided he couldn’t stay quiet any longer.

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