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Supporting Trans Students After the Reversal of Title IX Protections in Schools


On February 22nd, 2017, the Trump Administration reversed guidance put in place in 2016 by the Obama Administration that called for schools to support students in choosing bathrooms that corresponded with their gender identities.

Transgender activist Janet Mock claims that this essentially denies trans students "the right to exist in public spaces". In addition, she tweeted: "I was a trans student. I know how vital it is to feel safe, welcomed and affirmed. Equal access allowed to me attend, stay and thrive in school."

The following articles and opinion pieces highlight the need to support trans students and provide concrete examples of how school personnel can help.

Tell Transgender Students: We're Still Here For You

By Maya Lindberg on Teaching Tolerance

February 23rd, 2017

8 Things You Can Do Now to Protect Trans Kids

By Elizabeth Strassner on Bustle

February 23rd, 2017

Nine Steps for Students After the Title IX Guidance Reversal

By Gabby Rivera on GLSEN

Young People Get Trans Rights. It's Adults Who Don't

By Janet Mock for the NY Times

February 23rd, 2017

Dear Trans Kids: (From a Trans Teacher)

By Harper Keenan on The Huffington Post

February 23rd, 2017

What It's Like to Be a Trans Kid in a Conservative School

by Nico Lang for Rolling Stone

March 1st, 2017

NYC Education Department Requires School City Staff Address Transgender Students by Their Preferred Pronouns

By Ben Chapman on New York Daily News

March 2nd, 2017


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