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I Support Transgender Students!

    1. Petition by

      Transgender Law Center

In many school districts, transgender students are prevented from participating fully in school activities, programs and facilities. This can lead to missing credits needed for graduation as well as serious stigma and bullying of transgender students, who are already one of the most marginalized and vulnerable groups in our public schools.

I pledge my support for transgender students and their right to participate fully in school as their authentic selves so that they can have a fair chance at success like all other students.

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    News

    1. Victory!

      Victory for 9-Year-Old Transgender Student!

      In March 2013, Transgender Law Center was contacted by a social worker in Missouri who was working with a 9-year-old transgender boy named Trace. When Trace told his classmates that he identifies as a boy, in November 2012, he was immediately suspended and barred from returning to school for approximately three weeks.

    2. Reached 750 signatures
    3. Watch what happens when legislators support transgender students...

      CA Legislators Stand Up For Transgender Students

      Transgender Law Center commends the California Assembly for passing The School Success and Opportunity Act (AB 1266), Introduced by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano. The bill, which is co-sponsored by Equality California, Transgender Law Center, Gender Spectrum, GSA Network and the National Center for Lesbian Rights, addresses the exclusion of transgender students from classes and activities, and clarifies existing anti-discrimination law to provide clear protections to transgender students.

    4. Trans Student Still Being Disrespected

      ACLU: Transgender student's legal name will be read at Red Lion graduation

      But he can wear black cap and gown, according to a letter from the district solicitor. By ED MAHON Daily Record/Sunday News Updated: 05/06/2013 01:23:12 PM EDT RED LION, PA -- The ACLU has issued a statement that says the Red Lion Area School District has refused to change its policy around transgender candidates for prom court.

    5. Student Non-Discrimination Act Reintroduced, Supported by 82 Organizations

      Student Non-Discrimination Act Reintroduced, Supported by 82 Organizations

      Transgender Law Center extends our gratitude to Representatives Jared Polis (D-Colo.) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) who have re-introduced the Student Non-Discrimination act, which would provide federal prohibition against discrimination against LGBT students in all public schools. The bill would prohibit schools from ignoring bullying, harassment, intimidation, or violence based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

    6. Father of transgender Red Lion student thrilled that prom's underway with s

      Father of transgender Red Lion student thrilled that prom's underway with son there

      With his father and siblings watching and cheering from the sidewalk out front, transgender high school student Issak Wolfe attended his prom. The Red Lion Area High School student wore a magenta paisley tuxedo and bow tie. His girlfriend Taylor Thomas in a black dress accompanied him, as they entered the Valencia Ballroom in York.

    7. Reached 500 signatures
    8. Bay Area: Student & Family Transgender Media Training

      Student & Family Transgender Media Training

      Momentum towards equality and justice for transgender people and their families is on our side. Now, we need to share our stories witht he media in order to win important legislative and cultural victories - especially for our youth.

    9. Reached 250 signatures
    10. Californians: Take Action Today

      We need your help.
      Please read the action alert linked below to learn how you can help right now. We need folks to call legislators this week.
      http://conta.cc/16y1yDP

    11. Reached 10 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Kayla Moglia SANGER, CA
      • 6 months ago

      4 of my personal friends are transgender and I support them to the fullest.

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    • Michael Porter CATHEDRAL CITY, CA
      • 6 months ago

      It's the right thing to do.

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    • Werner Scharrer GERMANY
      • 6 months ago

      Because I want that these people are not trapped in any law, rule, order against their real personality and feeled sex.

      Sociiety is walking backwards the last years concerning human rights, so it's time to go forwards in other and even this human/personality respect points. They shall have the same possibiilites and opportinities than non-transgenders.

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    • jesse fraire CHULA VISTA, CA
      • 8 months ago

      am a transgender college student this would of made my life easier in high school

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    • Dale Walsh DAVIS, CA
      • 8 months ago

      Today my legal name is Dale, one day it will be Sarah.

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