For years, Juliet Evancho, Elissa Ridenour, A.S. and other transgender students at Pine-Richland School District in suburban Pittsburgh, used restrooms that matched their gender identity. What disasters did this commonsense, inclusive practice cause? Absolutely none, of course.
Tonight at the Pine-Richland School District school board meeting Lambda Legal attorney Omar Gonzalez-Pagan will stand with transgender students and their parents if recently proposed discriminatory policies are discussed.
The Northwestern Lehigh school board in New Tripoli, PA announced that it would continue its current practice to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms and single-sex facilities that match their gender identity. The Board explicitly rejected efforts by the anti-LGBT Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) to implement policies that would discriminate against transgender students.
Lambda Legal has filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of Kim Millbrook, a federal prison inmate who sued the government after claiming he was sexually assaulted by prison officers.
Q: I am an Eagle Scout and I am gay. Having been involved with the Boy Scouts since I was six years old, I would like to become a scoutmaster for my local troop, but I don’t want to hide my sexual orientation. What should I do?