A quick follow up on D211’s transgender locker room policy: The D211 board voted 5-2 to allow transgender students to change in the locker room that matches their gender identity. The previous policy required transgender students to use privacy stalls when changing. Now that’s no longer a requirement, and any student can use a stall. Personally, I’m glad the board did the right thing and put an end to their previously discriminatory policy.
The group that fought the policy, D211 Parents for Privacy, is now vowing to flood the school board with requests for additional privacy accommodations for their kids. It remains to be seen how many such requests the board will get.
For now, I feel it is nice to see a victory for transgender rights in Chicagoland.