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GMHC Statement in Response to Trump Administration's Repeal of Transgender Bathroom Protections










February 23, 2017
Contact: Danielle Filson | 646-335-0443 |

New York, NY–GMHC released the following statement after the Trump administration chose to repeal protections put in place by the Obama administration to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms of their choice.



The unacceptable repeal of vital transgender protections in public schools by the Trump administration restricts the rights of an entire group of people. In recent years, we have made great strides in increasing social justice for the LGBT community, and this intolerant executive order diminishes that progress. We will continue to make our voices heard to ensure schools remain safe spaces for all children, regardless of the gender they identify with.


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