Trans* students in the Johnston County School System of North Carolina face immense pain and ridicule day by day due to their teachers refusing to call them by their preffered names and/or pronouns. This is not only wrong, but incredibly corrosive to the youth of Garner, NC. Teachers as well as students participate in this act of discrimination- Which, although not yet illegal, is still very wrong.
This is incredibly important in this day and age, as trans* youth with unsupportive family/teachers/friends have up to a 55% suicide attempt rate. This is not a problem when people who seem to identify within the gender binary and/or identify with their assigned sex. Teachers are notorious for giving their students nicknames, so why won't they do it for students who need it?
There is no reason for this and it is 100% unnacceptable. The rights of humans- ALL humans- is something that is neccesary to all living beings. To be prejuidiced and hateful in a situation like this is discriminatory, and it goes to show just how prejuidiced the school system in Johnston County is. Please sign this petition to help right this wrong.
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