“Before the race started, I thought that there could be no greater tribute to the city and to the country than a victory by Meb: an immigrant who came to America because of the opportunities and the safety it offered. He wasn’t born here; he and his family chose to come here.”
Did you know? Prom is coming up! And you have a right to express your gender identity. Your school may be violating the law if it doesn’t allow a female student to wear a tuxedo or a male student to wear a dress.
This doesn’t just apply to dances, either. Title IX protects gender expression in schools every single day of the school year.
In fact, schools are obligated to take action to defend you from harassment based on your gender identity. All schools, public and private, so long as they receive federal funding (basically all schools do.) If they don’t, they’re violating the law.
ARE YOU OR DO YOU KNOW A YOUNG PERSON THAT IS: 1 - Black, in terms of racial identity (or bi- or multi-racial, all ethnicities welcome) 2 - Age 14-21 3 - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Queer 4 - Out to at least one parent or primary caregiver
Please consider taking my dissertation study exploring the experiences of Black queer youth as they navigate the coming out process within their family.
The survey only takes about 30 minutes (max), and your participation and responses will be invaluable in helping to understand how Black families navigate, negotiate, and support LGBQ young people through their coming out process.