CMS, CPCC students lobby for transgender rights
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A group of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools students intends to make a public appeal to the school board Tuesday for changes in policy that would include allowing transgender students to use the restroom of their gender choice.
Also being sought: permission to go by names (and pronouns) that better correspond to their gender identity, and more sensitivity training for CMS staff on handling transgender issues.
Such issues have become challenging in local schools and colleges, as transgender students have become more vocal in seeking equitable treatment – a battle waged and won last year in the California public schools.
Stay tuned to qnotes for more coverage of the rally, and click here for qnotes‘ recent and past coverage of debates over transgender-inclusion at Central Piedmont Community College.
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