Trans teens are one of the most high-risk groups for suicide. Protect them.
In addition to their individual mental and emotional struggles that can occur when accepting ones gender identity, trans teens suffer huge amounts of bullying and abuse in schools, clubs, religious and community groups, and often even in their homes. This is one of the many factors that contributes to the dramatically high rate of suicide amongst young trans people. Their existence does not infringe on the rights of any other students or parents, even those who do not consider their identity as valid. No student should not have to endure abuse at their educational institution, and simple things like having bathrooms that trans students can use without fear of harassment can do a lot to alleviate the stress of being openly trans as a young person.