Praise for NY State Education Department Guidelines to protect against Transgender Discrimination


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TLDEF Applauds New York State Education Department for New Guidance Designed to Protect Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students from Discrimination

Posted by Melanie Nathan, July 21, 2015.

New YorkNew York, NY –The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) commends the New York State Education Department for releasing comprehensive guidance to help ensure that transgender and gender nonconforming students are safe in schools and able to learn in discrimination-free environments. The Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Guidance Document has been sent to all public school districts in the state in an effort to “help districts comply with local, state, and federal laws concerning bullying, harassment, discrimination, and student privacy, and meet schools’ obligation to provide all students with a safe and inclusive environment.”

Statement from TLDEF Staff Attorney Ethan Rice:

“We applaud the New York State Education Department for releasing this important guidance to school districts across the state. The document…

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