transgender http://kvpr.org en Transgender Student Law Takes Effect in California http://kvpr.org/post/transgender-student-law-takes-effect-california <p>Beginning this week all California public school districts must allow transgender students to use facilities and play on sports teams according to which gender they identify with. Supporters say the law will protect a vulnerable group of students. But opponents think voters should have a say. Katie Orr reports from Sacramento.</p><p>High School Junior Ashton Lee hustles between after school activities. First he makes a stop at the Gay Straight Alliance. There, as club president, he leads a discussion on how to handle holiday stress.</p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Katie Orr - Capital Public Radio 26628 at http://kvpr.org Transgender Student Law Takes Effect in California Looking to LA for Transgender Student Policy http://kvpr.org/post/looking-la-transgender-student-policy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As of this week, all public schools districts in California must allow students to use facilities and play on sports teams based on the gender with which they identity, not their biological sex. The law has generated controversy and faces a possible referendum. But a similar policy has been in place in the Los Angeles Unified School District since 2005. Katie Orr reports from Sacramento.</span></p><p><em>(“Come on you guys, let’s go!)</em></p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 20:12:18 +0000 Katie Orr - Capital Public Radio 26627 at http://kvpr.org Looking to LA for Transgender Student Policy Brown Signs Controversial Transgender Rights Bill http://kvpr.org/post/brown-signs-controversial-transgender-rights-bill <p>California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill that increases the rights of transgender students at public schools.&nbsp; It will allow students to participate in extracurricular activities and use school facilities based on their gender identity – not their physical characteristics.</p><p>Critics have suggested “bad actors” could use the law to prey on school children.&nbsp; But the bill’s author, Democratic Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, calls those complaints “scare tactics” and says they’ll go away with education.</p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 22:59:03 +0000 Katie Orr 19921 at http://kvpr.org Brown Signs Controversial Transgender Rights Bill Controversial Transgender Rights Bill Awaits Action from Governor Brown http://kvpr.org/post/controversial-transgender-rights-bill-awaits-action-governor-brown <p class="p1">A controversial transgender student bill is awaiting action from California Governor Jerry Brown. As Max Pringle reports from Sacramento, it would</p><p class="p1">allow transgender students to play on sports teams and use the facilities of the gender with which they identify.</p><p class="p4">Sixteen-year-old Ashton Lee says he sometimes feels isolated. His school district in Manteca views him as a girl but he identifies as male.&nbsp; Lee says getting assigned to girls P.E. and having to use the female restrooms unfairly singles him out.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 01:04:34 +0000 Max Pringle 19277 at http://kvpr.org Controversial Transgender Rights Bill Awaits Action from Governor Brown