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Transgender Job Program Saved

Transgender Job Program Saved


San Francisco's Transgender Economic Empowerment Initiative has been saved by Mayor Gavin Newsom after being threatened by budget cuts.

The program provides mentoring, legal help, and assistance with resumes and interviews for transgender people; it also provides training to employers seeking to hire transgender employees. San Francisco's budget is in the red by over $480 million, and city officials are being forced to cut programs like TEEI. But after pressure from community members and city gay supervisor Bevan Dufty, Newsom helped saved the initiative by restoring $500,000 to its budget.

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Click here to read more about TEEI, which recently celebrated its 100th job placement.

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