The data on the number of students who are bullied, who feel unsafe, and who have an active plan for suicide is shocking.
Tag: transgender students
In order to use the boy’s bathroom in his high school—the bathroom which conforms with his gender identity—Ash Whitaker had to take the Kenosha Unified School District to court.
“The message I want people to walk away with is that it is ok to be yourself and be who you are, and it is ok to still be a friend to and love and accept people who are different.”
“This is a public school and everybody is welcome as they are. The onus is on us to make any accommodations within our human power to help all of our students feel safe and happy.”
“I knew I was in the right place when the principal told me that every family has a story, and it’s the school’s job to figure out how to support them.”
Schools must navigate the issue of transgender student rights in order to provide a safe learning environment for all.