Ed Croom- Superintendent of JCS: Demand that the Johnston County schools in North Carolina call trans* students by their preferred name.
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Ed Croom- Superintendent of JCS: Demand that the Johnston County schools in North Carolina call trans* students by their preferred name.

    1. Oliver Berger
    2. Petition by

      Oliver Berger

      Garner, NC, NC

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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    Reasons for signing

    • Jessica Romero ONTARIO, CA
      • about 1 month ago

      Every child has the right to ask for preferred pronouns or names. How would everybody react if a cisgender person was constantly referred to as the wrong pronoun or name?

    • Capen Jane WILMINGTON, NC
      • 4 months ago

      There is no reason for this and would only cause suffering and pain to these youth. If "Oliver" thought about it long enough would he want to be ridiculed by his peers. Let's do unto others as we would have others do unto us and maybe this crap wouldn't be happening.

    • Toby Miller SHALLOTTE, NC
      • 5 months ago

      As a transgender student living in North Carolina, I would love a victory for transgender students.

    • Dora Saavedra MCALLEN, TX
      • 5 months ago

      I have had trans students in my classes.

      • 5 months ago

      We call students from other nations or our own cultures by their preferred names. Also, with the incredibly high rate of suicide from teens in the LGBT community, should we give a high school culture even more reason to damage children by sanctioning ridicule and bullying?


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