The Vancouver School Board is currently updating its existing policy (2004) on queer and transgender students to include some critical measures to ensure safety and inclusion for these students.
What do gender-neutral washrooms have to do with queer and trans poverty?
On May 29th, Trish presented at the VSB open meeting in support of the updated policy on sexual orientation and gender identities. Trish told the Trustees that almost 1 in 4 LGBT youth in BC are forced out of their homes so, without guaranteed family support, school safety and inclusion can have a direct impact on reducing queer and trans homelessness and long-term poverty. You can read an excerpt of Trish’s submission here.
It’s not often that such a great policy with such far-reaching impact comes along.
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