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Partners HealthCare Gender Identity/Expression Policy

June is Pride Month and Partners HealthCare is taking a bold new step to create an equitable, supportive environment for transgender staff to express their gender in the workplace. A new, system-wide Gender Identity/Expression Policy was introduced at a Diversity and Inclusion forum on June 22, 2017.

The new policy clarifies this position, provides definitions of gender identity and addresses issues of confidentiality and privacy as well as restroom/locker use and insurance. In addition, the Partners Office of Diversity and Inclusion has developed a Toolkit for Transitioning Colleagues: What You Need to Know regarding Gender Identity/Expression.  The toolkit addresses logistical, practical and emotional supports for transgender or gender transitioning staff and their managers and colleagues. 

Partners and its hospitals have been and continue to be advocates for diversity and equal employment opportunities. By providing a respectful work environment, we are giving all employees the opportunity to achieve the highest professional success – for our patients and for themselves. 

Gender Identity/Expression Policy

Toolkit for Transitioning Colleagues

Guide for Managers


For more information or to discuss LGBTQ concerns please contact Partners Employee Assistance Program at 1-866-724-4EAP.

In case of emergency, please call 911 or your local hospital emergency service. 

This content was last modified on: 06/27/2017

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