Petition update

Victory!!!! A definite win for our LGBT students in Caddo Parish

Southwood Students

Apr 3, 2018 — Hello everyone!

Our friends at PACE, Central Station, community members, and fellow classmates who helped write this (who requested not to be named) were able to overturn this decision and allow Kami to dress her way at graduation, as well as allowing her yearbook and wall picture to be approved. This is not only a big win for Kami, but for all students who express themselves in their way for years to come.

This is thanks to not only the Caddo Parish School Board as well as Jeff Roberts at Southwood High School for listening to us and ensuring that the rights of students who come after Kami will be protected. We are very grateful for this.

Also, thank you to everyone who signed this petition, as well as all of the media outlets who covered this story and brought it to light. Below I will link all of the stories I could find so that you can view them!

Again, a big thank you to Southwood High School's administrative staff and Caddo Parish schools, all of those who gave us advice and aided us in reaching this positive outcome, as well as everyone who helped sign and share!

The school board has released an official statement which was emailed to a few of our team members but is not available on their website, so it is pictured above!

NEWS LINKS:

https://www.ktbs.com/news/southwood-high-principal-says-no-to-transgender-student-s-yearbook/article_a78b7eea-36e3-11e8-9409-1f7fb8e88c55.html

https://www.shreveporttimes.com/story/news/2018/04/03/transgender-students-photos-appear-caddo-high-school-yearbook-able-use-senior-pictures-walk-graduati/482506002/

https://thinkprogress.org/lousiana-transgender-student-yearbook-a1c248f3a623/

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/video/3839025-principal-accused-of-telling-transgender-student-yearbook-pictures-will-be-pulled-for-violating-schools-dress-code/

http://fox61.com/2018/04/03/principal-says-no-to-transgender-students-yearbook-pictures/

https://ijr.com/2018/04/1081676-principal-yearbook-transgender-student/

https://jezebel.com/principal-cuts-trans-students-photo-out-of-yearbook-for-1824299335

http://www.outsmartmagazine.com/2018/04/principal-says-no-to-transgender-students-yearbook-pictures/

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2018/04/03/southwood-high-school-principal-transgender-student-yearbook-pictures/

http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2018/04/03/transgender-yearbook-photos/

If I missed anything, please let us know! This petition will be marked as resolved/decision reached!


Discussion

Please enter a comment.

We were unable to post your comment. Please try again.