In Support of our Trans and Non-Binary Students
I'm writing in support of the proposed Model Policies for protection and affirmation of Virginia's trans and non-binary students.
I have worked in education for over a decade, supporting students and teachers in ensuring all students--including and especially those most marginalized by discriminatory policies--have access to learning experiences that enable them to thrive. These polices advance the rights of our transgender and non-binary students to an education that affirms their identities and supports their success. It is an issue of safety, of equity, and of human and civil rights.
I urge you to adopt these policies and appreciate your consideration of this matter.
Jenna Gabriel, EdM