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Job applicants seeking a position with Colorado College will find five options for a question about gender identity: not disclosed, male, female, transgender and queer.
Answering the question for the Colorado Springs-based private liberal arts college is voluntary, but the inclusion of the word “queer” on the application made 66-year-old John Kichi of Pennsylvania very upset and even prompted him to file a complaint with Colorado Attorney General John Suthers’ office.
"As an out transgender woman of color, I don’t take the enormity of me being able to live my dreams lightly. This is not the case for so many of my transgender brothers and sisters. Everyone should have the same chance to get ahead, to support themselves and their families and to live their dreams." -Laverne Cox
The resource has been written primarily to assist trans people who experience domestic abuse. There is information as well as links to UK resources.
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A South Texas school district reversed course on Friday, saying it will allow a photo of a transgender student wearing a tuxedo to appear in the teen’s high school yearbook.
Jeydon Loredo, who grew up female but now identifies as a male, and his mother had said the school district was not allowing his photograph because it violated “community standards.”
But after a meeting late Friday afternoon, the La Feria school district agreed to let the photo be used in the yearbook, the Southern Poverty Law Center and the district announced.
The law center had threatened to file a lawsuit if a decision allowing the tuxedo photograph to be included wasn’t made by Nov. 21.
In a telephone interview, Jeydon said he was “pretty happy” about the district’s decision.
"It was just very frustrating, the whole thing. To me, it was just a simple answer that I wanted. But we got the answer. So it’s great, man," said Jeydon, who is a senior at La Feria High School.
La Feria, a town of about 7,300 residents, is located about 30 miles east of McAllen.
Alesdair Ittelson, an attorney with the law center, said the district’s decision sends “a signal to other school districts that transgender students should be recognized as important members of their communities rather than ostracized and subjected to discrimination. We applaud Jeydon’s courage in standing up for his rights.”
School district Superintendent Raymundo Villarreal Jr. said the resolution “is in the best interest of the student and the school and the community.”
In a statement, the district said Jeydon was never in danger of “being completely excluded from appearing in the portrait section of the high school yearbook.”
"There were discussions between the student, the student’s family and the administration on options affiliated with a dress code, including options which were gender neutral," according to the statement.
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