Access to facilities

All students deserve to attend a school in a safe environment that allows them to have a fair chance to succeed and prepare for their future. Forcing transgender and gender non-conforming students into restrooms, locker rooms, and changing facilities that do not match their gender identity puts their safety at risk and increases the likelihood they experience harassment. And, forcing transgender and gender non-conforming students to use different facilities than their peers stigmatizes them as different and increases the risk of bullying from other students.

School districts across the country have been successful in ensuring that transgender and gender non-conforming students have access to facilities that match their gender identity while still protecting the privacy of all students.

For more information on accessing facilities at school, check out these resources:

Lambda Legal: Know Your Rights - Bathrooms and Locker Rooms

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