Content Filed Under: Protect Trans Students

Posts concerning the movement to protect transgender students from discrimination.

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Openly Gay Lawmakers Reintroduce Student Nondiscrimination Act in House and Senate

By Shane Stahl • March 22, 2018, 4:16 pm Jared Polis and Senator Tammy Baldwin reintroduced the Student Nondiscrimination Act (SNDA) on Wednesday, which would prohibit discrimination based on actual or perceived sexual orientation and gender identity.
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Federal Judge in Maryland Rules for Transgender Students’ Dignity and Against School’s Discriminatory Policy

By Adam Polaski • March 16, 2018, 1:48 pm "I am extremely happy with the court’s decision, and think it is a great step in the right direction."

High School Advisor: “I’ve Been Enriched in Ways I Never Imagined”

February 23, 2018, 12:57 pm Moira McKinnon is a college counselor at Berwick Academy, a private pre-K through 12 school serving Maine and the seacoast of New Hampshire.
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It’s Official: Department of Education Says It Will Not Investigate Discrimination Claims from Transgender Students

By Adam Polaski • February 12, 2018, 3:03 pm The Trump Administration has demonstrated time and again their blatant disregard for the health and wellbeing of transgender Americans, now targeting some of the most vulnerable members of our community.
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New Study Finds that Increasing Number of Teens Identify as Transgender and Gender Nonconforming

By Shane Stahl • February 5, 2018, 3:24 pm A new study out of Minnesota, published February 5 in Pediatrics Medical Journal, reveals that many more teens are identifying as transgender or gender nonconforming than previously thought.
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Transgender Male Student Files Suit Against Florida School Board, Claiming Discriminatory Policies

By Shane Stahl • January 24, 2018, 3:12 pm A 15-year-old transgender male student has filed suit against his local school board, claiming their policies violate Title IX and the 14th Amendment.
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Report: Trump Administration Signals Backpedal on Justice for Transgender Students, Failing to Pursue Discrimination Complaints

By Shane Stahl • January 16, 2018, 5:13 pm Report: The Trump administration has dismissed at least three cases of transgender students alleging discrimination in their school districts.
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With Transgender Case Settlement, Historic 7th Circuit Ruling Will Remain Precedent

January 10, 2018, 12:49 pm Ash Whitaker, the transgender student plaintiff in Whitaker v. Kenosha United School District (KUSD), and his former school district have announced a settlement in Whitaker's discrimination lawsuit, meaning that a first-of-its-kind ruling on transgender discrimination will remain on the books.
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Parties Settle in Landmark ‘Whitaker’ Case for Transgender Student Protections

By Adam Polaski • January 10, 2018, 10:40 am This week the parties involved in Whitaker v. Kenosha Unified School District – Kenosha Unified School District in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and Ash Whitaker, a transgender student who graduated in 2017, reached a settlement agreement.
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Proposed LGBTQ-Inclusive School Protections in Delaware Close to Passage

By Shane Stahl • November 27, 2017, 3:00 pm Comprehensive nondiscrimination protections for the state of Delaware’s public schools, proposed by Governor John Carney earlier this summer, are close to being passed before the end of the year, ensuring that the state’s transgender students are protected from discrimination in public and charter schools.
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Transgender Awareness Week: 5 Ways Visibility For Transgender Americans Has Skyrocketed in 2017

By Shane Stahl • November 16, 2017, 1:06 pm This week, November 13-20, individuals and organizations around the country will commemorate Transgender Awareness Week, culminating in the annual Trans Day of Remembrance on Monday, November 20.
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Federal Judge in Pennsylvania Affirms Dignity for Transgender Students

By Adam Polaski • August 28, 2017, 6:37 pm The judge ruled that Boyertown's policy respecting transgender students' gender identity poses no harm to non-transgender students.
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In Moving New Video, Five Fathers of Transgender Children in Texas Share Their Stories

By Adam Polaski • March 14, 2017, 1:56 pm The powerful video captures the realities of unconditional love but also the challenges and joys of raising a transgender child in a world where the fundamental dignity and safety of transgender people is being challenged by anti-LGBT legislators.
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Trump Administration on the Verge of Rescinding Guidance Protecting Transgender Students

By Adam Polaski • February 21, 2017, 3:44 pm The Trump administration appears ready to rescind the federal guidance concerning protections for transgender students under Title IX.

Back to School for this Transgender Teen in Florida Brings Unnecessary Anxiety

September 8, 2016, 3:12 pm Matthew’s experience as a transgender teenager is similar to many other students across the United States, who have seen their lives under attack in recent months.