PFLAG National Speaks Out Against “Abhorrent” Act by Department of Education Against Transgender Students
February 12, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C.—PFLAG National—the nation’s first and largest organization uniting families and allies with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people —responded today to the announcement by the Department of Education that it will no longer investigate or take action on complaints from transgender students.
Former PFLAG National Executive Director, Dr. Jaime M. Grant, said, “Note to the Administration and the Department of Education: Title IX is still the law of the land, and even this abhorrent act cannot change the law. This is yet another assault on transgender people—this time vulnerable children—by the DOE. Their job is to ensure that all youth have access to education that is good, fair, and safe. Trans kids already face a list of significant impediments to getting that access, and now the DOE is adding themselves to the top of that list. We encourage all LGBTQ youth, and their families and allies to continue to report complaints, via our Claim Your Rights program.”
To learn more about Claim Your Rights, a program of PFLAG National and GLSEN, please visit pflag.org/claimyourrights.
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.
Laura McGinnis (she/her),
Sr. Manager, Press and Public Relations
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