A high school junior is suing his Boyertown, Pa. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court calls on the district to rescind its secretly implemented policy granting transgender students access to the private facilities of their choice. Without notifying parents or students, administrators at Boyertown Area School District initiated the policy midway through last semester.
When Caitlyn Jenner took to television in April to announce she was transgender, messages of support poured in from across the country. But even as Jenner starred in a reality TV docu-series about her transition, a deeper question remained. If Jenner weren't already a rich celebrity, would she have received the same support?
As the Family Research Council reports :. There are at least students at Pennsylvania's Honesdale High — but only one of them seemed to know about a major change in the school's rules. For at least one year-old sophomore, the situation was terrifying.
A number of parents who spoke at the meeting asked the board to restrict restroom and locker room use to a student's birth sex, not the gender they identify with. Video footage of the meeting shows a three-minute testimony from middle school P. We get sued all the time. What is being [hidden]?
Another day, another group of people obsessing over which bathrooms trans individuals use. This week, students at Hillsboro High School in Missouri staged a walk-out to protest trans student Lila Perry using the women's locker roombecause people just can't seem to let the whole bathroom thing go. Heaven forbid our delicate sensibilities have to handle the idea of a woman using the women's bathroom!
Obviously, the non-denialist approach was smarter, because people are happy to view a male locker room — whether literal or figurative — as a place beyond not only rules but meaning. Originating in Russian social mediathey evoke male nostalgia for the warlike changing periods before and after gym class, when minimal supervision, homosocial friction, excess energy and pubescent anxiety created a singular dude-stravaganza. Good times, it even made a floppy sound when it connected with a face.
I came from an athletic family, so that wasn't a surprise. When we are growing up, trans people like me learn early on how to play the roles expected of us. When I see whole states and individual school districts suing for the right to force young trans people into the locker rooms of their assigned birth genders, my heart breaks.
Resolving a three-year legal battle, a group of parents and high school students have dropped an effort to restrict bathroom and locker room access for transgender pupils in the northwest suburbs. A separate lawsuit against District by a transgender student who has since graduated — claiming its policies on locker room access were too restrictive — is still pending in state court. The dismissal in the federal case means the policies at the center of the controversy, which allow transgender students to use facilities that correspond with their gender identity, will remain in place. An attorney for the parents group suing the district did not fully explain why her clients dropped the case.
He is a male! The school district has based its transgender policy on the U. Council Bluffs Community School District Superintendent Vicki Murillo said there is a process in place to grant transgender or transitioning students permission to use the restroom that corresponds to their gender identity.
It had quite an impact on the female members of the Short of the Week curation team, myself included. At the time Nash and her friends were both disgusted and fascinated by the news articles surrounding the scandal, and ultimately they ignited a need within her to contribute to the conversation. Despite being a few years out of high school herself, these stories, particularly of groups of boys sharing pictures of unconsenting girls online, hit closer to home than she would have liked. While in my imagination I pride myself as a champion for my gender, have I always been so upright?