At school, you have the right to…

  1. Be safe and free from harassment and bullying.
  2. Be treated equally and be free from discrimination because of your sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
  3. Be out or not be out about your sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or gender expression.
  4. Be yourself, including dressing and acting in ways that do not conform to stereotypes associated with your gender.
  5. Start a gender-sexuality alliance, queer-straight alliance, or similar club or affinity group.
  6. Wear LGBTQ-positive or political t-shirts, stickers, or bracelets.
  7. Speak out about LGBTQ issues.
  8. Access pro-LGBTQ websites or information about LGBTQ issues on your school’s computers.
  9. Bring a date to the prom regardless of their gender identity or expression.
  10. Use the sex-separated restroom or locker room that most closely aligns with your gender identity. You may also use a singleoccupancy restroom if you feel more comfortable, but no one can force you to use a single-occupancy restroom

Your school has responsibilities and you can use the law for protection.

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Last Reviewed: August 2, 2023