Monday, February 12, 2018

Transgender Kids At Risk

Trump’s Education Department announced it will not investigate or take action on any complaints of discrimination filed by transgender students who are not permitted to use the facilities that match their gender identity. Rebecca Isaacs, Executive Director, Equality Federation stated, "The Trump Administration’s attacks on LGBTQ people & our families just keep getting more cruel. It is unconscionable to tell youth that their complaints of discrimination won’t even be heard. Every student in America, including transgender students, should have a fair opportunity to fully participate & succeed in school! We want trans youth to know that they are loved & supported & we are fighting alongside them for equality. All of Equality Federation’s state-based member organizations, from Equality Florida to Equality Ohio to Equality California, are proud to support & celebrate transgender & nonbinary youth & their families. We will continue working to make sure every school, town & state is inclusive & provides a level playing field for everybody." The news comes almost a year after the departments of Justice & Education rescinded the Obama-era guidance that any school receiving federal money must treat a student's gender identity as his or her sex which included allowing individuals to use the bathroom conforming to their identity.
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