Discussing Transgender Issues & Experiences, Including New Federal Guidelines For Public Schools

Jun 14, 2016

President Obama publicly stated that society must protect the dignity and safety of vulnerable children.
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Seventy-five percent of transgender youth feel unsafe at school and 59 percent have been denied access to restrooms that match their gender identity, according to National Center for Transgender Equality.

About a month ago, the Obama Administration issued guidelines for  public schools to allow transgender students to use the restroom corresponding to their gender identity; President Obama publicly stated that society must protect the dignity and safety of vulnerable children.

Here to talk about the new federal guidelines for public schools and how they affect transgender individuals, along with the personal experiences of transgender people at school and elsewhere, are Director of Heartland Trans Wellness Group, registered nurse and trans man, Jonah Yokoyama;  University of Cincinnati Racial Awareness Program Recruitment and Special Events Coordinator, transgender advocate, blogger and trans woman, Christian Jackson; and Lead Trainer for Greater Cincinnati’'s GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network), Shawn Jeffers.