NCTE Launches Innovative Resource For Transgender Students And Allies
The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) has launched a new resource for transgender advocates and allies in college. The Transgender On-Campus Non-discrimination Information Project (TONI Project) provides prospective college students with a place to explore inclusive policies and practices at various universities and allows current students to share ideas about how to improve their own campus. The profiles of individual schools may touch on everything from gender-neutral housing options to course content and university healthcare. In addition to listing schools and their policies, the TONI Project website offers forums for users to discuss and organize around issues, shares guides for approaching common campus policies, and gives advice for creating effective campaigns for change.
GLAAD president Herndon Graddick said, "At a time when transgender students are facing dangerously high levels of violence and discrimination, the TONI Project will help ensure that the needs of all students are met in higher education."