KYC's statement regarding Ohio joining nine other states in latest lawsuit against US Department of Education
Kaleidoscope was disappointed to learn that Ohio officials have chosen to join a lawsuit that challenges the US Department of Education's guidance on Title IX protections for Transgender youth in our state's schools. When asked by The Columbus Dispatch, Amy Eldridge, executive director of Kaleidoscope Youth Center, said, "Unfounded fears and prejudice are fueling the suit against the U.S. Department of Education’s directive to protect transgender youth from the very real harm of harassment and discrimination."
She said such "discriminatory policies are dangerous and harmful. ... Experts have unambiguously concluded that it is more important to support the safety and well-being of transgender and gender nonconforming students than the unfounded fears and discomfort of those who would continue to discriminate against them."
As an affiliate of the National Association of GSA (Genders and Sexualities Alliances) Networks, Kaleidoscope's Ohio GSA Network supports more than 80 GSA clubs in high schools and middle schools across the state. Training, consultation and online resources are available for youth leaders and school staff who seek to create safe space within their schools. Please call (614-294-5437) or email us with any questions.
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