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Resources for Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Students

Resources for Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Students

Title IX protects all students, including transgender and gender-nonconforming students, from sex discrimination. Title IX encompasses discrimination based on a student’s nonconformity with sex stereotypes and gender identity, including a student’s transgender status.  Once a school is notified that a student will begin asserting a gender identity that differs from previous representations or records, the school must begin treating the student consistent with the student’s gender identity. When a school provides sex-segregated activities or facilities, transgender students must be allowed to participate in such activities and access such facilities consistent with their gender identity. Moreover, schools should be aware of their obligation under Title IX and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) to protect the privacy of their students when maintaining education records.


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OCR Case Resolutions

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Federal Government Resources

  • Stopbullying.gov
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration LGBT resources
  • Resources from the Department of Health and Human Services
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Enforcement Protections for LGBT Workers
  • Resources for Community-Wide Prevention of LGBTQ Youth Homelessness from the Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Guidance from the Department of Labor’s Job Corps Program on ensuring equal access for transgender applicants and students

Last Modified: 02/24/2017