our first ever Member Round Table Discussion. Where we share concerns, issues we are facing, and responses by our districts.
When: Noon Eastern May 12th.
Where: Goto Webinar- Archive here
This month's Topics: Transgender Policies
Who: Bridget Ziegler (Sarasota) and Nancy Stacy (Marion) presented current and pending challenges and case law and co-facilitated a discussion.
Governmental Agency Actions or opinions (chronological order)
Marion County Resolution: Explains that Title IX addresses discrimination based on "sex" but not gender identity
DOE / DOJ "guidance" on Title IX May 13th
Legal cases or opinions:
Medical and scholarly articles on the topic:
American College of Pediatricians "Gender Ideology Harms Children"
Gender Identity Disorder (GID)- DSM-IV - The DSM-IV estimates that 1 in 30 000 (0.003%) natal males and 1 in 100 000 natal females have GID (0.001%)*
* "estimates of GID in the general US population (4.3/100 000 persons). The rate of suicide-related events among GID-diagnosed VHA veterans was more than 20 times higher than were rates for the general VHA population"
Gender Identity Disorder (Dysphoria) - DSM-V Became Sole Diagnostic Criteria Oct 1, 2015
Co-morbidity of psychological disorders-
Take away- As policy makers, we must consider these issues and have conversations about our local policies and practices before local control is lost. (May DOE / DOJ announcement was next day after this)