News recently broke that the Trump administration withdrew Obama-era guidelines protecting transgender students and allowing them to use the bathroom that corresponds to their gender identity. Now states and school districts are left to independently determine whether federal anti-discrimination laws will apply to transgender students’ bathroom choices—and people aren’t happy.
From human rights groups to Hollywood A-listers, many took to social media to express their views.
Others addressed larger societal issues, invoking human rights laws and sharing stories like that of Gavin Grimm, a transgender teen from Virginia who will take his discrimination case to the Supreme Court next month.
Hundreds gathered outside the White House yesterday to stand up for transgender rights, with #ProtectTransKids becoming a trending topic on Twitter.