The Arcadia Unified School District in California and the U.S. Department of Education have reached an agreement to end the case concerning discrimination against a transgender student. The outcome is a victory for transgender students, and the district will immediately take steps to treat the transgender male student named in the case with the same respect as his peers.
The message came in a settlement case involving a student in a middle school in Arcadia, CA. The student, who is biologically female, identified as a male from an early age. The student and his family began transitioning in fifth grade, with the student adopting a male name and clothing.
Last night, family and friends gathered in Philadelphia's Love Park to hold a vigil in honor of Diamond Williams, a trans woman of color who was brutally murdered and dismembered last week in an act of transphobic violence.