We love celebrating our colleagues and giving back to our community, so several years ago, BlueModus decided to combine these two loves. Each month, our Management Team selects two colleagues who shine and represent the values that make BlueModus a great workplace. These two colleagues select a charity, and BlueModus donates on their behalf.
For August 2022, one of those colleagues is Chad Dugas. He joined BlueModus in 2017 and is our Senior Solution Engineer. Chad works directly with our clients as a Senior UX/UI Developer and is part of an internal focus on creating tooling for our Delivery Team and new projects.
Recently, BlueModus made a $500 donation to Transgender Law Center (TLC) on behalf of Chad. TLC is the largest national trans-led organization advocating for a world in which all people are free to define themselves and their futures. Grounded in legal expertise and committed to racial justice, TLC employs a variety of community-driven strategies to keep transgender and gender nonconforming people alive, thriving, and fighting for liberation. TLC changes laws, policies, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression.
“I chose the Transgender Law Center because, in my opinion, transgender people are some of the most venerable and at-risk people in the LGBT community. As such, despite all the progress made for LGBT rights in the last 20 years or so, prejudice laws and attitudes towards transgender people are still prevalent,” shares Chad.
Founded in 2002, TLC has grown into the largest trans-specific, trans-led organization in the United States. Their advocacy and precedent-setting litigation victories—including employment, prison conditions, education, immigration, and healthcare—protect and advance the rights of transgender and gender nonconforming people across the country. In addition, through their organizing and movement-building programs, TLC assists, informs, and empowers thousands of individual community members a year and builds towards a long-term, national, trans-led movement for liberation.