Why the Philadelphia airport hosted a job fair for trans and nonbinary people – The Philadelphia Inquirer

Why the Philadelphia airport hosted a job fair for trans and nonbinary people  The Philadelphia Inquirer

The trans community has focused on healthcare and social services, but rarely on issues of economic justice, said Marcus Iannozzi, a business owner who …

For this first job fair, Iannozzi partnered with his longtime friend Kathleen Padilla, a trans woman who runs the Office of Business Diversity at the airport. Padilla shepherded the city’s 2013 LGBT rights law, which, among other things, ended trans discrimination in health plans for city employees. Now, city-sponsored health plans cover counseling, surgery, and medications for trans individuals. It’s one of the selling points of working at the Division of Aviation that was highlighted during the event.