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YWCA holds panel to discuss transgender issues in schools

Posted at 10:17 PM, Nov 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-01 00:17:44-05

The YWCA in Tucson held a panel discussion with members of the transgender community about transgender students in local schools Thursday evening.

Among the panelists were a transgender high school student, the parent of a transgender student, and the principal of an elementary school who has experience with transgender students.

Russell Toomey from the University of Arizona says advocates still have a long way to go.

Toomey says some ways schools can be inclusive of transgender students is by using the right pronouns and names and not separating students along gender lines.