Strongly Support as a long overdue next step in civil rights and protections
I strongly support this movement as an adult member of the Richmond community and an avid ally of the LGBTQIA youth of Virginia. The Civil Rights movement is a constantly evolving thing, and the trans community specifically has been underserved and left behind by it so far.
The ability to let visually and non-visually trans people attend public schools safely and comfortably is a way for us to strengthen community bonds with our neighbors and teach appreciation of diversity at a young age. Unlearning homophobia and the sexism that is present within transphobia that has become inherent in our society should start in early education. Trans students deserve their personal freedoms; peace of mind and freedom of expression. All children should be allowed to explore their gender. And frankly, this legislation is long overdue.