Gender in schools and accomodating differences
It includes but is not limited to people who identify as transgender, transsexual, cross dressers or gender non-conforming (gender variant or gender queer).“Trans” includes people whose gender identity is different from the gender associated with their birth-assigned sex.In dormitories or floors where there are a mix of men and women, and where bathrooms have some level of privacy, he said, it's much easier to find a situation that can be positive for a transgendered student and the fellow residents of the hall."It's easier when gender isn't the key part of the process" of assigning rooms, he said.While many people who identify as transgender never have surgery or spend years in transition waiting for surgery, Osborn was told by university officials that without proof of an operation, he needed to stay in the women's dorm.Instead, he's gone public with his case, filed a grievance, and plans to live off campus."My first priority has to be to my students," he said.It is well established that non-discrimination is a core value of our education system, and that schools are required to provide a tolerant and non-discriminatory learning environment for all students.(2) This paper aims to address the legal landscape and policy development for accommodating transgendered or gender non-conforming students in schools.
In addition, Lucier said that public universities face pressures from political leaders.
Southern Utah's position has angered advocates for transgender rights.