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New toolkit available to help transgender teens

By |2018-01-16T08:57:15-05:00April 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|

The National Center for Lesbian rights has joined forces with the Transgender Law Center and the Gay-Straight Alliance Network to create a print “toolkit” designed to help transgender teens, their parents, and allies organize to create a safer school environment for students who don’t conform to traditional gender norms.
According to the executive summary of the toolkit, titled “Beyond The Binary,” “Three examples of gender identity-related campaigns are changing your school anti-discrimination policy to be transgender-inclusive, training teachers and administrators on transgender issues, and setting up an educational event, such as the Transgender Day of Remembrance.” The toolkit itself includes guidelines for doing all of those things, as well as a section on Gender Identity Myths and Facts and information on prior cases against school districts.
Copies of “Beyond the Binary” can be downloaded in PDF format from the NCLR at www.nclrights.org, from the Transgender Law Center at www.transgenderlawcenter.org, or the Gay-Straight Alliance Network at www.gsanetwork.org. The organizations will also mail a hard copy of the toolkit on request; call NCLR at 415-392-6257, the GSA Network at 415-552-4229 or the Transgender Law Center at 415-865-0176.

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