Topic

Transgender Students

20 petitions

Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to Evelyn Rafalowski

Help Oliver Carrier make Sullivan East Highschool more trans-friendly

By supporting this petition, you will give transgender students a feeling of safety and belonging in the school of Sullivan East High.  This includes making changes of a student's name and gender/sex in the school system if the student wishes without going into legalities. This includes teachers and staff using the pronouns the student deems as appropriate. You will also be assuring the trans students of this school that they will feel safe and comfortable walking into the restroom they so choose without fear of persecution from staff.  It is the overwhelming consensus of child health and education experts that treating transgender students according to their gender identity—their deeply held knowledge of their gender—is critical to protecting their health and wellbeing. In the educational context, doing so includes teachers and staff using the name and pronouns the student indicates are appropriate, and giving them the same access to the restrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender that any other student has. Not doing so has been proven to have serious setbacks on a transgender adolescent's self-esteem, mental health, and education/learning comprehension.  This petition was made to insure everyone has equal opportunity for safe and prosperous educational experience. This includes the transgender adolescents of Sullivan East High. 

Oliver Carrier
108 supporters
Started 2 months ago

Petition to Betsy DeVos, candice jackson, Kemp Hannon, Andrew Cuomo, Donald Trump, Charles Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand, Pete King, Tom McKevitt

Transgender Student Protection Under Title IX

A transgender person is one who identifies with a gender different from the one marked on his or her birth certificate. For example, a person born as a female, but who identifies as a male, is considered transgender. Students who are transgender face unique difficulties and appear to be at a far higher risk of suicide than other students, with some studies showing that roughly half of all transgender students attempt suicide at least once by the age of 20. In May 2016, at the request of educators and school administrators, the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice issued landmark guidance clarifying the rights that hundreds of thousands of transgender students have under Title IX — and schools obligations to respect them. In 2017, the Trump administration withdrew the guidance, leaving many students, parents, and educators unsure about transgender students’ rights under the law. It is my hope that with this petition we can reach those in power to make a difference in Transgender rights under Title IX and make those rights clear and concise to those that must enforce the policy, those who attend schools, and those who work at schools. I have seen personally the effects of discrimination in schools against trans students and it is heartbreaking to watch young people go through it.  

Regina DeSantis
89 supporters