Stop Discrimination of Transgender Students at Pope High School Graduation Ceremony

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Stacy Wescoe
Jun 10, 2021
Absolutely THRILLED to hear of your victory! Let’s hope that it stands, and everyone follows thru for graduation. May this be one more example of the way the world SHOULD be.

What’s the point of wasting energy on someone based solely on their race, gender, sexual preference, religion, etc, etc? How does this affect you? Seriously....

#allyalways

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Victoria Pueschel
Jun 5, 2021
It matters more that the student achieved graduation than what name is used for the diploma and walk

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Collin Guth
Jun 4, 2021
yes

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Ryan Stewart
Jun 3, 2021
Senior students have waited their entire lives for their names to be read in this ceremony. It should be the name they want read.

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Esmeralda R.
Jun 3, 2021
I am glad his name will be used and not the legal name.
But not respecting that they are Transgender with their new name is inhumane and disrespectful to them. I hope this changes after this year's graduation for good. Say their name how it really is for them. Legally their name can be changed but it costs money. So respect their actual name, saying to use the Legal names is a way to make it equal for everyone. You want equal them call them by their real name. The one they chsoe because they are Transgender and should be treated as the gender.

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Daniella Voce
Jun 2, 2021
Deadnames are harmful to the overall well-being of the trans community.

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Troy Henning
Jun 2, 2021
Because you should be called who you are.

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Deetya Bayana Boina
Jun 1, 2021
PEOPLE DONT DO GOOD THNGS FOR NOTHIN

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Glenda Bandojo
Jun 1, 2021
I'm signing because we as Students have a right to request and be granted their correct name be read when graduating. It is insulting and meaningless to grant a diploma to someone who no longer exists. All people should be treated with respect. We must end all types of discrimination now. Transgender people are also people to. So we can't discriminate them because of what gender their are. We should respect of others decision if he or she like to change their sexual identity. Everyone deserves to have their actual self represented at their milestones, not someone they never were. transgender people should have the right to be represented as they feel they should be.

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Cheenee Macaraeg
Jun 1, 2021
I signing because, only God can judge you. We must respect and accept different traits, gender, or religion. We must not judge someone just because he/she is part of LGBTQ. We must love and support each other, so that we can reach the betterment of the society.