This guidance has my full support as a Virginian, as a friend and colleague of transgender individuals whom I love, and as a human being. There should be zero logical opposition to this guidance. Transgender students are human beings who deserve to be treated with respect and dignity. It is not up to others to determine whether somebody does or does not exist in their eyes - transgender people exist. They are all around us and they are people we love. To treat them with disrespect or intolerance would accomplish absolutely nothing aside from injuring these fellow human beings who are only trying to live in peace.
This guidance is an exemplary step in the right direction to building a safer, more inclusive future for everybody.