Transgender students ARE protected under Title IX!
The U.S. Department of Education has declared that Title IX’s sex discrimination prohibition extends to claims based on gender identity or failure to conform to stereotypes of masculinity or femininity. Title IX also protects against sexual violence. Complaints of discrimination or harassment can be filed for investigation with the Office of Civil Rights.
Below is a graphic describing four of the many rights transgender students have in publicly funded schools:
You have the right to an equal education regardless of your gender identity or expression.
You have the right not to be harassed, victimized, or bullied because you are transgender or gender nonconforming. School faculty are obligated to take action against harassment, victimization, or bullying.
You have the right to wear clothing and hairstyles and present yourself in a way that is consistent with your gender identity, as long as you follow rules for appropriate attire that apply to all students.
You have the right to privacy concerning your transgender and transition status.
You have the right to be free from sexual violence.
To get additional information on Title IX, you can read more on Transgender Law Center’s web site.