Fortune 500 companies cover sex change operations, other procedures for transgender workers

There are 17 comments on the Brandon Sun story from Oct 24, 2013, titled Fortune 500 companies cover sex change operations, other procedures for transgender workers. In it, Brandon Sun reports that:

When Koset Surakomol decided to have a sex change operation, the company she worked for told her co-workers that the man they'd laboured alongside for a dozen years should be addressed as a woman going forward.

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“RAINBOW POWER!”

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#1 Oct 24, 2013
Slowly but surely, things are getting better.

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#2 Oct 24, 2013
This is a very smart thing to do. Why waste the talents of really good employees? It makes better sense to help them reach their fullest potential and profit from their many gifts.
Derard

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#3 Oct 24, 2013
Wolfgang E B wrote:
Slowly but surely, things are getting better.
You call this better? How?

This is disgusting.
Federal Army General

Paris, France

#4 Oct 24, 2013
lol ! Sex "change" operations are cosmetic surgeries and shouldn't be covered by HEALTH insurance. No 21st century surgery can give you ovaries and breats if you are a man or balls and a functional d!ck if you are a chick.

But it's good P.R in decadent America....
Hansel Currywurst

Houston, TX

#6 Oct 24, 2013
[QUOTE who="...give you ovaries and breats...[/QUOTE]

Define "breats".

But functional breasts are easily installed (their function is recreational since lactation isn't required).

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#7 Oct 24, 2013
Hansel Currywurst wrote:
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Define "breats".
But functional breasts are easily installed (their function is recreational since lactation isn't required).
Lactation is entirely possible and has been done in some cases.
Xavier Breath

Hoboken, NJ

#8 Oct 24, 2013
Federal Army General wrote:
lol ! Sex "change" operations are cosmetic surgeries and shouldn't be covered by HEALTH insurance. No 21st century surgery can give you ovaries and breats if you are a man or balls and a functional d!ck if you are a chick.
But it's good P.R in decadent America....
But they ARE, Blanche. They ARE covered by health insurance.

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#9 Oct 24, 2013
Federal Army General wrote:
No 21st century surgery can give you ovaries and breats if you are a man or balls and a functional d!ck if you are a chick.
I've got news for you: Males are born with nipples and breast tissue. These things grow and develop when exposed to female levels of estrogen, even post-puberty.

Also, females are born with a glans and other penile tissue that grows when exposed to male levels of testosterone, even post-puberty.

You are correct that ovaries cannot be transformed back into testes or the reverse, but both do begin as the same organ (ovotestes) in the fetus prior to the onset of sex differentiation which occurs at about 8 weeks of development.
Palin 2016

Arcueil, France

#10 Oct 24, 2013
Wolfgang E B wrote:
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Also, females are born with a glans and other penile tissue that grows
Please don't assume that all, or even most, females are like your mom :)

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#11 Oct 24, 2013
Wolfgang E B wrote:
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I've got news for you: Males are born with nipples and breast tissue. These things grow and develop when exposed to female levels of estrogen, even post-puberty.
Also, females are born with a glans and other penile tissue that grows when exposed to male levels of testosterone, even post-puberty.
You are correct that ovaries cannot be transformed back into testes or the reverse, but both do begin as the same organ (ovotestes) in the fetus prior to the onset of sex differentiation which occurs at about 8 weeks of development.
And for those who suffer from gender in-congruence, there is hope of a better life living in self-acceptance.
Xavier Breath

Hoboken, NJ

#12 Oct 25, 2013
Palin 2016 wrote:
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Please don't assume that all, or even most, females are like your mom :)
Please don't assume that Sarah Palin has ANY chance of being elected to ANYTHING.

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#13 Oct 25, 2013
Federal Army General wrote:
lol ! Sex "change" operations are ....
It's no different than any other health related procedure that improves a person's physical or mental health.

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#14 Oct 25, 2013
Federal Army General wrote:
lol ! Sex "change" operations are cosmetic surgeries and shouldn't be covered by HEALTH insurance.....
Of course they should - it's simply re-constructive surgery. Why is this ONE type of medical help so reviled? Medicine is suppose to make things better, and here, that's exactly what's happening.

Would you be so horrified if a woman who had her breasts removed due to cancer had similar reconstructive surgery? She would be doing the same thing - having surgery to make her body match the way she sees herself.
Petite Jewish Woman

Paris, France

#15 Oct 25, 2013
Quest wrote:
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Of course they should - it's simply re-constructive surgery. Why is this ONE type of medical help so reviled? Medicine is suppose to make things better, and here, that's exactly what's happening.
Would you be so horrified if a woman who had her breasts removed due to cancer had similar reconstructive surgery? She would be doing the same thing - having surgery to make her body match the way she sees herself.
I see myself as a tall black man and I need $1,000,000 worth of surgeries to make things better and have my body match my sensibility ! Hopefully my health insurace will foot the bill :)

Thank you taxpayers, shareholders, whatever, I don't really care as long as I get my $100,000 air pump-powered black d!ck... now all I need is a real (non prostitute) woman to accept me as her black stud :/... I may have to add $10,000 of shrink sessions to the bill.

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#16 Oct 25, 2013
Petite Jewish Woman wrote:
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I see myself as a tall black man and I need $1,000,000 worth of surgeries to make things better and have my body match my sensibility ! Hopefully my health insurace will foot the bill :)
Thank you taxpayers, shareholders, whatever, I don't really care as long as I get my $100,000 air pump-powered black d!ck... now all I need is a real (non prostitute) woman to accept me as her black stud :/... I may have to add $10,000 of shrink sessions to the bill.
First, isn't this about Fortune 500 companies covering the bill?

And, would you really want to have endured a lifetime of pain, confusion, discrimination and harassment, culminating in a wrenching choice to undergo massive and painful surgery to change your entire life, just to stick it to the "taxpayers", of whom you ARE one?

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#18 Oct 26, 2013
Petite Jewish Woman wrote:
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I see myself as a tall black man and I need $1,000,000 worth of surgeries to make things better and have my body match my sensibility !
Typical BS response from a typical ignoramus.

/yawn

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#19 Oct 26, 2013
Derard wrote:
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You call this better? How?
This is disgusting.
Your post is disgusting.

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