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What are those anyway and what does that mean?. Time. . -. June 9, 2014 -Laverne Cox . http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3160370/Transgender-actress-activist-Laverne-Cox-doesn-t-want-role-model.html.

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Meeting the Needs of Our Transgender Students






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Meeting the Needs of Our Transgender Students

What are those anyway and what does that mean?Slide2

Time

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June 9, 2014 -Laverne Cox

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3160370/Transgender-actress-activist-Laverne-Cox-doesn-t-want-role-model.htmlSlide3

Language and Definitions

Gender Identity:

a person’s internal, deeply felt sense of their gender

Gender Expression:

the manner in which a person expresses their gender identity to the outside world

Transgender

:

individuals with a gender identity that is different from the sex assigned to them at

birth

Cisgender (non-transgender):

individuals with a gender identity that is the same as the sex assigned to them at

birth

Gender

transition:

the process by which a transgender person starts living as the gender with which they identify; can include social, medical, and legal transitioning

Sexual orientation

: a person’s orientation with regard to relationship development and desire; heterosexuality; bisexuality; homosexuality; asexualitySlide4

Transgender Discrimination

Injustice at Every Turn: A Report of the National Transgender Discrimination

Survey

In 2011,

the National LGBTQ

Task Force and the National Center for Transgender Equality surveyed 6,450 transgender and gender non-conforming individuals

.

41% of respondents reported an attempted suicide

78% reported harassment in grades K-12

90% reported harassment or mistreatment on the job

26% lost a job due to being transgender

19% experienced homelessness

53% had been verbally harassed in a place of public accommodation Slide5

Transgender Youth in Schools

42% of transgender students report having been prevented from using their preferred name

59% report being required to use a bathroom or locker room based on their legal sex

31% report having been prevented from wearing clothing of choice

GLSEN, The 2013 National School Climate Survey, 2013.Slide6

Transgender Youth in Schools continued

65%

of transgender youth felt

unsafe in school because of how they expressed their

gender

87% were verbally harassed because of their gender

expression

53% were physically

harassed

26% were physically assaulted

GLSEN

, “Harsh

Realities: The Experiences of Transgender Youth in Our Nation’s Schools,”

2009

.

Over 20% of transgender youth report having to drop out of school due to

harassment

Preston

Mitchum

& Aisha

Moodie

-Mills, “Beyond

Bullying: How Hostile School Climate Perpetuates the School-to-Prison Pipeline for LGBT Youth,”

Center for American Progress, 2014.Slide7

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States with Gender Identity Non-Discrimination

Laws

(as

of May 21, 2014)

Minnesota

Rhode Island

New Mexico

California

Washington, D.C.

Illinois

Maine

Hawaii

New Jersey

WashingtonIowaOregonVermontColoradoConnecticutNevadaMassachusettsDelawareMaryland

States banning discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity/expression (18 states and the District of Columbia)

Laws banning discrimination based on sexual orientation (3 states)Slide8

Medical Transition – Gender Dysphoria

Psychotherapy

Real Life Experience

Hormone Blockers – delay puberty

Cross-gender hormones – masculinize or feminize consistent with gender identity

Surgeries – multitudes including chest/breast, genital (many), FFSSlide9

Medical Associations Support Medical Necessity of Treating Gender Dysphoria

American Medical Association

American Psychiatric AssociationAmerican Psychological Association

Endocrine Society

National Association of Social Workers

World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)Slide10

Nicole

Maines

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/nicole-maines-book_us_5624f17be4b02f6a900ce129Slide11

Coy Mathis, a transgender girl who won the right to use the girls restroom at her Colorado elementary schoolSlide12

Coy Mathis and her family on Katie Couric

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTRw2QiOfOMSlide13

Jazz Jennings, transgender rights activist and author of the

children’s book

I Am JazzSlide14

Barbara Walters Jazz interview (2nd

one):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJw3s85EcxM

Jazz interview about her picture book and life with some excerpts from Barbara Walter’s interview and questions about her dating that are questionable

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2JdPNAsaTs

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North Carolina Transgender Bathroom Use Law-2016

http://www.cnn.com/2016/03/28/us/north-carolina-gender-bathroom-lawsuit/Slide16

Excerpt from the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights

“Questions and Answers on Title IX and Sexual Violence”Slide17
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Transgender Needs for DoDea Schools….

What is needed? Can there be approved Training? Is there things already in place?