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Beyond the Binary

Beyond the Binary

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A tool kit for gender identity activism in schools from the Gay Straight Alliance, Transgender Law Center and the National Center for Lesbian Rights
A tool kit for gender identity activism in schools from the Gay Straight Alliance, Transgender Law Center and the National Center for Lesbian Rights

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Beyond the Binary
 A Tool Kit for Gender Identity Activism in Schools
A publication of:
 
Beyond the Binary: A Tool Kit for Gender Identity Activism in Schools
 is a collaborative project of Gay-Straight Alliance Network, TransgenderLaw Center, and the National Center for Lesbian Rights.
Beyond the Binary 
 was written by Stephanie Cho, Carolyn Laub, and Sean Saifa M. Wallof GSA Network, Chris Daley of Transgender Law Center, and CourtneyJoslin of the National Center for Lesbian Rights.The authors wish to thank the many fierce and fabulous young peoplewho contributed to
Beyond the Binary 
by telling their stories andreviewing drafts of the publication: Kye Baker, Jerome Calimquim, VanessaCoe, Yve Laris Cohen, Andy Duran, Brandon Jackson, Alyn Libman, Nahje,Mikhail Pignatiello, Devon Roark, Caleb Ryen, Ty Stuebner, and Beck Wehrle.We are also grateful to Cathy Sakimura for her impeccable editing. Thanksalso to the incomparable Arin Fishkin for her design of the publication.Funding for
Beyond the Binary 
was made possible by generous grantsfrom the following foundations: Columbia Foundation, Echoing GreenFoundation, Gill Foundation, Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, Kicking AssetsFund of the Tides Foundation, Liberty Hill Foundation, Queer Youth Fundof the Tides Foundation, and Women’s Foundation of California.
© 2004, Gay-Straight Alliance Network/Tides Center,Transgender Law Center, and National Center for Lesbian Rights.
Ac knowledgements
 
Table ofContents
1. Introduction..............................................................................................
1
2. Definitions ................................................................................................
 5
3. Gender Identity Myths & Facts .........................................................
6
4. Statistics ....................................................................................................
7
5. Filing a Complaint ................................................................................
9
6. Organizing a Campaign .................................................................
12
7. Developing a Timeline ....................................................................
16
8. Changing School Policy.................................................................
18
9. Student Action:Organizing the Transgender Day of Remembrance .............
23
10. Training Staff ..................................................................................
27
11. Handout: Prior Cases Against School Districts ......................
30Appendix
A. Legal Protections — An Overview ...............................................
32
B. Sample Letter to School Board .......................................................
33
C. Model Anti-Harassment Policy ....................................................
 35
D. Model Non-Discrimination Regulation:San Francisco Unified School District .....................................
38
E. Books and Videos List .....................................................................
 40
F. Organizational Resources ...............................................................
 41
G. News Articles .....................................................................................
 44
StudetStudent Voices
Nahje .......................................................
 4
 Caleb Ryen ..............................................
8
Brandon Jackson ...................................
10
Beck Wehrle ...........................................
14
Alyn Libman ...........................................
22
Vanessa Coe ...........................................
26
Devon Roark ...........................................
29

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