Students rally to get first gender-neutral restroom in LAUSD
Yep, it’s just a toilet. That’s what the students are saying at Santee Education Complex where today they’ve become the first LA Unified school to have a gender-neutral restroom. The issue has become controversial throughout the country, with some states passing laws restricting transgendered people’s restroom use and boycotts being waged against certain cities and states. The...
By Mike Szymanski | April 15, 2016
Q&A: One therapist’s mission to train LA schools, parents and classmates on transgender issues
This week a Poway Unified School District board meeting was packed with people raising questions about student rights after a teenager who was born female and uses the boys’ locker room at Rancho Bernardo High School in San Diego triggered a dispute over a state law that seeks to accommodate transgender students. Susan Landon, a...
By Lizzie Thompson | February 12, 2016
New report offers school districts guidelines for transgender students
Five national organizations this week released a first-of-its kind guidebook for school districts on how to navigate common issues that arise with educating transgender students. The report, “Schools In Transition: A Guide for Supporting Transgender Students in K-12 Schools,” offers advice and best practices on a wide range of issues districts often face, such as bathroom...
By Craig Clough | August 6, 2015
Transgender restroom rights for students an issue, sort of
The issue of transgender students and the restrooms they use has been all over the news lately, both in California and elsewhere. The Nevada Assembly this week rejected a bill that would have required students to use restrooms corresponding to their biological sex. The so-called “bathroom bill” had been heavily criticized by transgender rights advocates,...
By Craig Clough | April 23, 2015