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The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund today commended the New York City Department of Education, which runs the nation’s largest school district, for issuing guidelines on how to meet the needs of transgender students in New York City schools. But it recommended that officials take further steps to ensure that transgender students have equal opportunity in school.

Under the new guidelines, schools are encouraged to use transgender students’ preferred names and gender pronouns wherever possible. Additionally, the guidelines state that transgender students should not be required to use a locker room or restroom that conflicts with their gender identity. The guidelines also assert that transgender students should be allowed to participate in most sports activities according to their gender identity. Plus, the district has included procedures for handling harassment against transgender students…

Read more at Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund.

 

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