Alameda parents

“As parents of a beautiful, happy and healthy transgender child attending school in Alameda, our hearts are broken by the thousands of gender-nonconforming children who face violence, verbal and sexual harassment”

SOUNDBITES — “As parents of a beautiful, happy and healthy transgender child attending school in Alameda, our hearts are broken by the thousands of gender-nonconforming children who face violence, verbal and sexual harassment, increased dropout rates and institutional bias — and who take their own lives at three times the rate of their peers — largely because they have been diagnosed as mentally ill and treated accordingly.” —Parents Maria José Muñoz and Rafael Pineda, whose child attends school in the Alameda Unified School District, which just dropped a LGBT-specific anti-bullying program for a more broadly inclusive curriculum (via)