Stop Discrimination of Transgender Students at Pope High School Graduation Ceremony

Stop Discrimination of Transgender Students at Pope High School Graduation Ceremony

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Lily Smith started this petition to Administration of Alan C. Pope High School

As Graduation season is approaching, students all around the country are excited to have their achievements celebrated. This is especially true for students of the class of 2021, who were hit especially hard this year. However, at our high school, Alan C. Pope High School in Marietta, GA, the Administration is refusing to refer to transgender students by their names. When asking to have his name read correctly while walking across the stage at graduation, senior Soren Tucker was refused outright. Admin. is only allowing "legal names," on diplomas and on the call list for graduation (despite the call list being separate from the diplomas), meaning that Soren and other transgender students will be publicly deadnamed as they walk across the stage to receive their diplomas, a moment they've waited their whole lives for. Despite being fully supported and correctly recognized by students and staff, the administration refuses to recognize Soren by his name. This is a BLATANT act of transphobia, and the students of Pope High School do not and will not stand for hate, prejudice, and discrimination against their students. PLEASE sign and help us right this wrong.

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