6 trans students fighting for equal access to their school’s bathrooms
Transgender students face enough challenges — being able to use restrooms consistent with their gender identity shouldn’t be one of them, advocates and civil rights organizations argue.
In a historic move this week, the Obama administration showed support for 16-year-old Gavin Grimm, who is suing his school district over their restrictive bathroom policy.
But Grimm isn’t the only student challenging school rules that prohibit students from using bathrooms corresponding with their chosen gender identity rather than their biological sex. With the help of the National Center for Transgender Equality, Mashable has compiled a list of six ongoing or recently settled cases of transgender students being denied equal access to public restrooms. This list may not capture all cases, some of which may be pending or working their way through the Department of Education or state agencies. Read more…
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