Protect trans lives and futures
Hello! I am a nonbinary lifelong resident of Henrico. I've seen the impact of transphobia in the schooling system because one of my closest childhood friends came out in high school. Being forced to mask who you are is devastating. Schools should seek to avoid pressuring trans students into situations that make them feel unsafe and to support initiatives protecting them from transphobic bullying.
Every single person who opposes this on the basis of "truth" does not want to embrace the personal truths of other people, and are therefore opposed to their existence. Transphobia measurably degrades the mental health of trans youth and drives more of us to suicide every year.
Listen to scientists.