Strongly support policies that ensure the rights of all youth
As a former educator and public health practitioner, I strongly support this guidance to protect transgender students and provide them with a safe environment to learn and grow. Schools are designed to be safe spaces for children and this policy ensures that and does not infringe upon the rights of other students as some seem to think. Rates of negative mental health outcomes and suicide are disproportionally higher for trans youth. This guidance has the ability to positively impact the mental health of trans youth by providing affirming and supportive environments.