Article: A Sense of Belonging

By: Andrew Deichler

June 1, 2021

 

Victor Lim wasn’t sure whether to reveal he is a transgender man when he applied for a position at Bank of America in January 2020. 

 

His loved ones advised him against divulging that information, fearing how the company and his co-workers might treat him. And Lim had his own concerns, despite having been out to his previous employer. A lack of transgender professionals in the senior ranks at that company had caused Lim to worry about his long-term career prospects, which is why he was also considering other jobs.

 

“Being a young professional less than three years out of school, I was very nervous about coming out and possibly damaging my career opportunities in the long run,” says the 26-year-old Queens, N.Y., native.

 

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