No more children should suffer in silence and contemplate suicide because they are not loved and accepted for who they are. School is a place kids spend the majority of their waking hours (well, at least pre and post covid). That means we have a duty to ensure EVERY child who walks through the doors of a school building feels protected and safe to be themselves. Transgender and nonbinary students need to be especially protected as they are far too often the target of bullying and discrimination. They are already struggling to navigate a world that dismisses them at the least and outright despises or attacks them at the most (read 57 Bus if you don't believe me).
Please do right by our children.