TLDEF Welcomes Department of Education Guidance Protecting Transgender Students

Dept. Of Education Logo December 4, 2014 - TLDEF commends the U.S. Department of Education for issuing guidance this week stating clearly that transgender students must be treated equally in school, including in single-sex class settings. The memo states that, “Under Title IX,” schools “must treat transgender students consistent with their gender identity in all aspects of… single-sex classes.”

Statement from Executive Director Michael Silverman

“We applaud DOE for making it clear that under Title IX, public schools across the nation must treat transgender students equally at school, including in single-sex class settings. All students should have the opportunity to thrive in school as their true selves. This welcome action will improve the lives of transgender students throughout the country.”