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Thread from years ago, MNer as trans to flummox employer

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RhymesWithOrange Mon 04-May-20 19:30:44

A few years ago a mumsnetter decided to tell her employer she id'd as trans, without changing her name, clothes etc. There was some consternation and bemusement from HR and then I lost the thread. Does anyone know what I'm talking about and what happened to the thread?

TIA smile

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Cismyfatarse1 Mon 04-May-20 19:34:19

It was Somerville. Not sure but think the threads were deleted but she had made her point but was worried about press.

RRocket Mon 04-May-20 19:35:27

Ooh I miss Somerville. Is she still about?

ErrolTheDragon Mon 04-May-20 19:49:34

I don't think @Somerville identified as 'trans' but as something like 'gender neutral' ... I'm not sure that was exactly it but essentially a label which would be accurate for a GC woman.

noavailablename Mon 04-May-20 19:53:32

It was agender. As in not having a gender identity.

StrangeLookingParasite Mon 04-May-20 19:56:19

I thought it was gender-free?

noavailablename Mon 04-May-20 20:01:32

Ah! Yes, it might have been gender free.

OhHolyJesus Mon 04-May-20 20:17:37

#Genderfree on twitter went wild, I think it was to do with either an application for something at work or an award that was specific to trans people, so she self ID's as genderfree as that comes under the Stonewall umbrella.

Good old Somerville's

RhymesWithOrange Mon 04-May-20 20:19:33

That was it, gender free. Somerville was ace. If anyone knows zir? Zie? Zem? I would love an update.

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gassylady Mon 04-May-20 20:21:26

Yes I remember that too Somerville identified as gender free (but possible kept pronouns as she/her) was a wonderful idea to highlight the madness it was for a works award I think.

WrathofFaeKIopp Mon 04-May-20 20:21:35

I can't get it to link but searching Genderfree brings up the thread.

vaginafetishist Mon 04-May-20 20:23:54

C'mon that wasn't years ago.....was it?

vaginafetishist Mon 04-May-20 20:24:32

I'm thinking...2019.?

ScapaFlo Mon 04-May-20 20:26:13

Update: identifying as non-binary for work award http://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/womens_rights/3549710-Update-identifying-as-non-binary-for-work-award

Is this it? Not sure I can link from my phone...

WrathofFaeKIopp Mon 04-May-20 20:27:54

Here's one that should work
www.mumsnet.com/Talk/womens_rights/3549710-Update-identifying-as-non-binary-for-work-award

JacobReesMogadishu Mon 04-May-20 20:28:13

I’ve also done this at work. We have to fill out an annual 7 page form on gender choices and what we think about the gender inclusion policies, etc. I scribbled Copious notes all over mine rather than just tick boxes and handed it back in....was only a few weeks after I joined. They weren’t sure what to say.

Anyway I’m now on the inclusion committee. grin

WrathofFaeKIopp Mon 04-May-20 20:28:48

Oops cross posted.

RhymesWithOrange Mon 04-May-20 20:44:07

So did she win the prize at work?

Can't believe that was just a year ago. I feel like we've been fighting this madness for decades (I know some people have).

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SonEtLumiere Mon 04-May-20 21:15:09

JacobReesMoggadishu, you utter Star. That is fantastic.

Lordfrontpaw Thu 07-May-20 00:03:32

Jacob - did you get your own loo and special headed paper?

RabidChinchilla Thu 07-May-20 00:23:38

I remember that thread. It wasn't that long ago.

Somerville Thu 07-May-20 10:01:09

I agree that it feels like a lot longer than a year ago... yikes.

Thanks for tagging me Errol.

I've let that company now so I can say a bit more than I did at the time, if anyone has any questions.

JacobReesMogadishu Getting on inclusion committee - brilliant!

HorseRadishFemish Thu 07-May-20 10:18:45

Excellent what you did somerville

EmpressLangClegInChair Thu 07-May-20 10:21:58

Somerville, how lovely to see you!

ShiveringCoyote Thu 07-May-20 10:32:32

I was only thinking of you last week Somerville and wondered what came of the award. Did you get it in the end?

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