Transgender issue draws controversy
By Renee Ordway
Special to the NEWS
On Monday the Maine Human Rights Commission may advise schools to allow transgender students to dress, play sports and choose bathrooms based on the gender they consider themselves to be, rather than the gender they were physically born.
Fledgling transgender student group
Founder hopes to create a safe place for students
By Joe Hannan
"I want to let people know there will be a safe place on campus that they can go to, that they are experiencing the same problems, and we can come together and help each other," sophomore Amaya Taina said with regard to the transgender community at PSU.
Taina, a Student Senator for the Associated Students of Portland State University, is soon to become the official representative for gay, lesbian, bi, transgender and queer students, and she hopes to begin an on-
A new petition is making the rounds to drum up support for gender-
"The policy seeks to create more options in the room selection process so that ALL students are able to find a compatible roommate, and would ease tensions felt by gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer students who struggle to find safe and comfortable living spaces under the current housing requirements," the introduction to the petition -
Last Thursday, Dean of Student Affairs Kevin Shollenberger and Dean of Community Development and Multicultural Affairs
Theresa Martinez said that gender-
From The Circle: The Student newspaper of Marist College
Men, women, others welcome
On how long it will take for Marist to join the 282 schools on the transgender-
'Czar' sees transgender school goals in reach
Organization founded by Jennings behind Maine plan
President Obama's 'safe schools' czar, Kevin Jennings, sees his transgender plans for public and private schools within reach in a move developing in the state of Maine.
A hearing is scheduled next week on a proposal before the Maine Human Rights Commission to make allowances statewide for 'transgender' students. An organization founded by Jennings is behind the effort, according to a new report.