The Tucson Unified School District governing board voted to update its non-discrimination policy to include gender identity and expression. A leadership director with TUSD says it’s a district wide policy to allow transgender students to use whichever bathroom they identify with.
That’s not sitting well with some parents. Susan Wright says transgender students should use the staff restroom, not go in the same bathroom as her boy, or she requests that the urinals be removed.
“My child’s privacy was infringed upon. If he doesn’t want his own mother in the bathroom with him, he’s certainly not going to want one of his peers,” says Wright.
Kim Pearson with Trans Youth Family Allies was invited by the school district to lead the workshop. She says in America there are no laws on the books regarding restroom use, only social convention.