As a transgender student myself, I strongly support this because this bill allows me to be fully myself and to not be forced to go into a restrooms or locker room that doesn't define who I am, causing depression which affects my education. To the people who object this, I am NOT trans as a choice. This is who I am and I have been a girl since before I could talk. The only issues I have came from years of hiding my true identity and pretending to be a boy ehen I am really a girl, which caused me to become severely depressed and nearly commit suicide. I am much happier now as my real self, and I can now function as a contributing citizen for the first time in my life. Being transgender is NOT an agenda, choice, sin or anything else. It is just like being black or white...everyone is different. With a little bit of education on the topic from trans organizations you will see that it has been not only scientifically proven to not be a choice but allowing us to be our real selves lets us be happy, productive citizens who don't go around wanting to kill themselves on a daily basis. Plus, no sex offender or pedophile is gonna pretend to be the opposite sex just so they can pray on someone. They will simply go in as themselves. Seriously, this is 2021 and transphobia is not okay anymore and should not be accepted. All I want is to be me. I'm not worried about anyone's genitals in the bathroom or locker room, all I want to do is to do my business and leave, comfortably. Please pass this bill for not just me but the other student's mental health and lives. Because this does and WILL save innocent lives from suicide.