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PFLAG National Celebrates Gavin Grimm’s Decisive Win in U.S. Fourth Circuit

August 26, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled decisively that it is unconstitutional for schools to discriminate against transgender students. The ruling in Gavin Grimm v. Gloucester County School Board finds that transgender students are within their rights to access facilities that correspond with their gender and to have their gender recognized in official documents. The ruling also finds that anti-trans discrimination is sex discrimination, which aligns with the recent Supreme Court ruling in Bostock v. Clayton County.

Brian K. Bond, Executive Director of PFLAG National, said: 

“Hundreds of thousands of PFLAG families across the country celebrate Gavin Grimm’s win in court. Together with his legal team at the ACLU, he demonstrated that a transgender person is a person, that their gender is real, and that anti-trans discrimination unconstitutionally prevents a transgender student from participating fully in their education. 

“Members of PFLAG Metro DC and PFLAG chapters throughout Virginia have testified, rallied, and met with school leaders in support of transgender students like Gavin. In Virginia and across the country, PFLAGers celebrate this legal win for transgender students and their families.”



PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies. With over 400 chapters and 200,000 members and supporters crossing multiple generations of families in major urban centers, small cities, and rural areas across America, PFLAG is committed to creating a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed. To learn more, visit pflag.org, like us on Facebook (/pflag), or follow us on Twitter (@pflag) or Instagram




PFLAG is an organization of LGBTQ+ people, parents, families, and allies who work together to create an equitable and inclusive world. We are hundreds of thousands of people and hundreds of chapters from coast to coast who are leading with love to support families, educate allies, and advocate for just, equitable, and inclusive legislation and policies. Since our founding in 1973, PFLAG works every day to ensure LGBTQ+ people everywhere are safe, celebrated, empowered and loved. Learn more, find support, donate, and take action at PFLAG.org.

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