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ALARMING: Transgender Military Kid Facing Discrimination at Defense Department School

ALARMING: Transgender Military Kid Facing Discrimination at Defense Department School

Today, the American Military Partner Association (AMPA), the nation’s largest organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) military families, expressed deep concern over the way a transgender student is being discriminated against at a U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) elementary school at Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany. At the direction of DoDEA District Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Dunham – and in direct disregard of guidance issued by the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice – the transgender girl is being denied access to the restroom consistent with her gender identity. “This superintendent’s decision to violate the civil rights of this transgender student is alarming,” said AMPA President Ashley Broadway-Mack. “All students, regardless of their gender identity, deserve to be able to go to school in an environment free from discrimination and harassment. The Department of Defense school system is currently observing October as National Bullying Prevention Month, yet this superintendent has unacceptably chosen to single out and discriminate against a student because of her gender identity. Transgender youth already face high rates of marginalization, bullying, and harassment, and we urge the Director of the Department of Defense Education Activity, Mr. Thomas Brady, to immediately step in and correct this unconscionable decision.” As reported today by NBC News, a spokesperson for the Department of Defense issued a statement late last night, saying, “In guidelines issued on May 13, 2016, the Departments of Education and Justice advised school districts to allow students who are transgender access to restroom facilities and other accommodations consistent with their gender identity.” The spokesperson went on to say, “Accordingly, the Assistant Secretary of Defense for...

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