CMS, CPCC students lobby for transgender rights

Students want policies on name changes, pronouns and restroom usage

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.

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