May 9, 2018

So a remote co-worker who I only interact with occasionally is in the office this week. Before this office visit began, we were informed that this co-worker has begun the process of gender transition (male to female). And while I’ve always been 100% supportive of trans rights from afar, this is the first in-person encounter for me that I am aware of.

Since I only work with her occasionally, there is very little chance that I would happen to run into her this week unless I make an effort to find her. I’m trying to decide if I should go out of my way to see her and express my support in some way, or if I should avoid making a big deal out of it and do/say nothing.

I am sure that there is no right answer here, and that every trans person has different preferences. But I am curious about what people here think.