Tennessee bill targeting transgender students up for consideration in March

In Tennessee, yet another bill targeting transgender students is up for consideration in the state legislature there.  HB 2414, which would bar transgender students in public schools and public institutions of higher education from using the restroom that aligns with their gender identity, goes before the Tennessee House Education Administration & Planning Subcommittee on March 1. The Tennessee Equality Project (TEP), the Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition (TTPC), and other groups have spoken out against the bill, and TEP is urging members to gather at the Subcommittee's March 1 meeting in Nashville.

The bill is one of many being introduced around the country targeting transgender people. Last month, the ACLU of Tennessee sent a letter to school districts around the state, indicating that allowing transgender students to access the restrooms that align with their gender identity is required by federal nondiscrimination law. For journalists covering this story and others related to LGBT nondiscrimination, GLAAD today released a guide for accurate reporting and debunking the "bathroom bill" myth.

Join Tennessee advocates in standing against HB 2414 by spreading the word about their March 1 rally.