Transgender Man Tearfully Tells Senators About His Suffering At Work


Kylar Broadus was a self-described workaholic when he was working for a financial institution in the early 1990s. Then suddenly, he began receiving harassing phone calls and given assignments after hours due the next morning. He was told he wasn't allowed to talk to certain people. Finally he was forced out, he says, leaving him unemployed for a year and suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

"I sit here today with almost tears in my eyes," Broadus (pictured at left) told the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee on Tuesday. "It's devastating, it's demoralizing and dehumanizing to be put in that position."