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In the News: Blue Shield Pride Employee Group Featured in Bay Area Reporter

Shield Pride members talk about the support of the employee resource group, or ERG

Members of Blue Shield of California's employee resources group, Shield Pride, are featured in a Bay Area Reporter story about the growing role of LGBT groups at companies.

Angelica Matsuno, 56, a senior program manager of provider education for close to six years at the insurance company, had taken part in events put on by the LGBT ERG at work over the years. After Rei came out to the family, she became more involved and joined as a member last December.

"It has been really incredible, the support from Blue Shield," she said. "The case manager who handles all members going through transgender medical procedures, he reached out to me personally to talk about anything. I thought that was so amazing, people reaching out to me. I don't have to take the first step, because it can be hard, especially sharing with people you don't know your story."

Read the full story here.