Equity & Diversity Video

Transgender Students: ‘People Suffer When They Can’t Do What Makes Them Happiest’

By Eric Harkleroad — June 16, 2021 3:48
Maddy Niebauer and her 10-year-old transgender son, Julian, from Middleton, Wis., take part in a rally for transgender rights at the Capitol in Madison, Wis. on May 26, 2021.

Nine states have passed laws forbidding transgender students from playing on sports teams that match their gender identity. Dozens more have considered similar legislation in recent months. Here, transgender students share their thoughts on how lawmakers are treating their community.

Eric Harkleroad
Eric Harkleroad is Education Week’s visuals intern for the spring and summer of 2021.


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