South Side School District in Beaver County Threaten Welfare and Safety of Trans Students With New Policies

In 2022, information surfaced from South Side School District in Beaver County, Pennsylvania that they were considering trans-affirming policies. This after a teacher refused to comply and was suspended. Parents were outraged so the School Board reinstated the teacher AND stepped away from what they now termed ‘guidelines.’ They would then consult with the Pennsylvania […]

Eastern Pennsylvania School District’s New Board Repeals Anti-Trans Student Policies

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An Eastern Pennsylvania school district has repealed a set of anti-trans policies, including one that restricted where students could use the bathroom. These policies were just passed in October leading to an outcry and turnover of the School Board in November. Prior to that in Septeember 2023, the Board had considered trans affirming policies. That’s […]

Grieving Nex Benedict: the Brutal Killing of 16 year old Nonbinary Student in an Oklahoma High School

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The Crime Nex Benedict (they/them) was a 16-year-old nonbinary youth living in Oklahoma. They endured a reportedly vicious beating in a high school bathroom of Owasso High School, Nex died the next day in the hospital. They were a sophomore. This was February 7 and 8th. Last week, Nex was in high school. This week, […]

Protections for Trans Students in Pine-Richland School District Under Fire in New Federal Lawsuit by Trump-Affiliated Right Wing Group

Transgender children in a Western Pennsylvania school district face new challenges after a DC based law firm filed in a complaint Friday with the U.S. District Court for Western Pennsylvania. These attorneys are with America First Legal. This group, founded by Trump senior advisor Stephen Miller, is the same group that paid for spewing anti-trans […]

How this Delaware County School District is Affirming the Privacy of Transgender Students through New Policies

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We recently learned that Penn-Delco School District leaders are working on a draft of a policy addressing nondiscrimination needs of the students. This includes transgender students. Penn-Delco is a suburban public school school district in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Some transgender students are not openly so at home for reasons such as safety concerns or lack […]

Eastern Pennsylvania School District Adopts Anti-Trans Student Policies

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A Pennsylvania school district recently passed a policy requiring students to use restrooms based on their assigned gender. Perkiomen Valley School District is located in central Montgomery County. It serves the boroughs of Collegeville, Trappe, and Schwenksville, and the townships of Lower Frederick, Perkiomen, and Skippack, in Pennsylvania.The district headquarters are in Perkiomen Township. Now, the Perkiomen Valley School Board initially struck down the sex-based […]

Transgender Students in Aliquippa School District Benefit From Commitment to Title IX Rules

Hopewell Area School District.

Parents at the Hopewell School District in Aliquippa turned out in full force at the School Board meeting this week to discuss school policies Superintendent Jeff Beltz said in the first week of October, a girl at the junior high school told her parents that she thought she saw a boy enter the girl’s bathroom. […]

Family Of Adreya Harden Files Lawsuit Against Her School

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Adreya Harden was a 15 year old student at  Wyoming Valley School District and the West Side Career and Technical Center in Luzerne County. She was also a transgender teen who faced indescribable violence and bullying from her classmates, her school, and the community. The school district and teachers refused to use her name, insisting […]

Prom 1988: Did I Have the Time of My Life?

I had a very nice prom experience 25 years ago. My BFF John was my date. He was four years older than me so that was cool. He loved to dance so that was cool. He cut a dashing figure in his tuxedo so that was cool. And he was an out gay man so […]

Anti-Trans Lawyer Behind 2017 Failed Bathroom Ban in Pine-Richland School District Running for School Board in 2023

Mike Wiethorn is so committed to harassing and bullying trans and queer kids in the Pine Richland School District that six years after suffering a significant judicial defeat about anti-trans policies, he’s decided to run for a seat on the PR school board District 3 candidate, Mike Wiethorn. Mike is an attorney with 30 plus […]