Dress Code

Many schools have gender-specific dress codes with different rules based on students’ assigned sex at birth. For transgender and gender non-conforming students, this can mean risking disciplinary action for wearing affirming clothes or hairstyles.

Allowing students to wear clothes that match their gender identity is important because it helps them live authentically and stay safe.  Gender-neutral dress codes help ensure that all students can safely attend and learn at school, without worrying about disciplinary action for expressing their authentic selves.

For information on your right to express yourself in school, check out these resources:

ACLU of Texas: Student Expression and the Day of Silence

Lambda Legal: Youth Speech Rights at School

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