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Federal and state laws and the U.S. Constitution prohibit discrimination, bullying, and harassment against students because they're transgender. This includes Title IX, the federal law that bans sex discrimination in schools. Here’s some information about what rights transgender students have at school and how you can advocate for yourself or transgender students in your life.

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Unfortunately, many trans, nonbinary, and intersex students face unsupportive environments at school that interfere with their education. The 2022 U.S. Trans Survey found that nearly two-thirds of 16- and 17-year-old respondents (60%) who were out or perceived as transgender in K-12 experienced one or more form of mistreatment or negative experience, including verbal harassment, physical attacks, online bullying, being denied the ability to dress according to their gender identity/expression, teachers or staff refusing to use chosen name or pronouns, or being denied the use of restrooms or locker rooms matching their gender identity.  

Rather than focusing on their education, many students struggle just to come to school and be themselves without being punished for wearing clothes or using facilities consistent with who they are. Some are denied opportunities to go on field trips or participate in sports. Together with bullying and harassment, these conflicts can lead to disproportionate discipline, school pushout, and involvement in the juvenile justice system.

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New Title IX Rules Protect Our Trans Students

On Friday, April 19, the Biden-Harris administration released new rules for enforcing Title IX, the landmark law that protects students from discrimination based on sex.

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National Center for Transgender Equality Responds to New Title IX Protections

These new regulations are a major step forward for the ability of all students to thrive at school – and they’re desperately needed.

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As Deadline Approaches, ‘Let Us Play’ Campaign Solicits Public Comments in Support of Transgender, Intersex Inclusion in Sports 

The Let Us Play campaign is continuing to collect public comments until May 15th in response to the recently proposed regulation by the U.S. Department of Education regarding the requirement for inclusion of transgender, non-binary, and intersex students in school sports under Title IX.
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