Massachusetts trans* youth to be accommodated in school

Transgender/accessible washroom

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BY GLENNISHA MORGAN
Huffington Post Gay Voices

There is good news for Massachusetts-based transgender students and their parents. Last week, the state’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education mandated that transgender students be allowed to use bathrooms and play on the sports teams that coincide with their gender identification, reports The Boston Globe.

The decree was put in place to help schools follow the state’s 2011 equal opportunity law that protects transgender residents. Similar policies in various states, advocacy groups, parents and students were also consulted by the Education Department, reports GLAAD.

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