Saturday, December 6, 2014
Courtesy The Advocate...
The Minnesota State High School League Thursday approved a list of guidelines for including trans students in school sports, facilities, and activities, despite ongoing right-wing protest, reports Twin Cities TV station KARE.
The decision came three days after the Department of Educationclarified its stance under Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972 that schools "generally must treat transgender students consistent with their gender identity" in single-sex activities and spaces.
With the MSHSL's decision, Minnesotan trans students in the nearly 500 public and private high schools that are members of the league will be allowed — once they submit a confidential written request to their school — to participate in single-sex activities and use the restrooms, locker rooms, and showers that accord with their affirmed gender, starting with the 2015-2016 school year. The policy passed nearly unanimously, with 18 voting in favor, one opposed, and one abstention.
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Friday, December 5, 2014
Gay Central Valley doesn't want to, but we're forced to say goodbye to Jessica Graves, one of our board members. Jessica is moving to Sacramento for a new and exciting job opportunity. She will be missed by all. She brought energy and insight to the GCV board and was always there to help us with our events and fundraisers, particularly the fundraising parties at the North Tower Circle over the years.
Best of luck!
Watch out for a road trip from us at Gay Central Valley!