PRIDE LUNCH & LEARN: TRANS IN THE WORKPLACE
In this session, Mayson Fulk (United Steelworkers' Trans Liaison & Trans Activist) will talk out his journey of transitioning in the workplace, resources he has created for his union & ways other Trans individuals can get support with their own journey.
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Mayson Fulk is an out and proud trans man who became a United Steelworker in 2012 when he was hired at Leggett and Platt Automotive in London, Ontario. He now serves as a trustee and the recording secretary with Local 2699, a trustee on the Southwest Area Council Human Rights Committee and the District 6 Human Rights Committee and he's member of the LGBTQ+ International Advisory Committee.
In 2015, he began his workplace gender transition and experienced the unique issues and complications that can arise in the workplace. After his experience and consulting many other trans workers, he helped write a workplace transition guidebook to help all involved to navigate a transition at work smoothly. The district ended up creating a position specifically for Fulk so he could offer more personalized help. As the United Steelworkers' Trans Liaison, he offers support and advice to both members who are transitioning and union reps who are working with transitioning members.
In 2016, Fulk proudly led the Steelworkers in their first London Pride Parade. He continues to work to make his union more inclusive, accepting and understanding. He helps develop curriculum, stars in videos and presents educational workshops related to trans issues and his efforts have been noticed. In 2018, he was recognized by the Federation of Labour with the Pride and Solidarity award and was London Pride's 2019 Ken Sadler award recipient.