Community Health, Youth Voices
Kern School Board trustee Chad Vegas recently told a local news site that he would not comply with the Obama Administration’s recently issued federal guidelines requiring that schools allow transgender students to use restroom facilities that correspond to their gender identity. Youth reporter Dean Welliver has something to say about how his local officials are failing to protect students from harmful discrimination. “Vegas’s hurtful misgendering of transgender students – asserting that transgender girls are in fact boys – is… further proof of his prejudicial view against students in his own district. Students he is entrusted with protecting!” Read his opinion piece on South Kern Sol.