State Law

New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU)

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While youngsters grow and mature at different prices, there are some rights that every single kid is born with. Your constitutional suitable to free expression incorporates your suitable to express your gender identity – the gender you really feel your self to be. If you are transgender and open about your gender identity, your teachers and college administrators can’t discriminate against you and they ought to treat you with respect, such as by utilizing your preferred name and gender pronoun (he” or she”).

Federal law and a new New York law known as the Dignity for All Students Act protects you from bullying and harassment simply because of your sexual orientation, your gender or sex, your gender identity, how you express your gender or for the reason that other people believe you look or act too masculine” or feminine.” If your school turns a blind eye to harassment simply because they are uncomfortable with your sexuality, your gender identity or expression, or are uneducated about LGBTQ challenges, they are breaking the law.

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