4 Trans Teens Throw the Prom of Their Dreams

Time, May 22, 2023, Solcyre Burga

200 people from 17 states attended the first-ever transgender youth prom at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on May 22. The prom was a show of resilience, pride, and joy during a time where trans rights are being stripped away.

Daniel Trujillo, a trans 15-year-old from Tucson, AZ in the CFSD school district and one of the event’s co-organizers, says, “This prom is …really important because of all the trans youth who are going to see this big event filled with trans joy.”

Teens organize trans youth prom

The Hill, May 22, 2023, Brooke Migdon

Dozens of transgender children, teens and their families from more than 17 states gathered in Washington on Monday to celebrate their identities at a prom organized specifically for trans youth.

Daniel Trujillo, a trans 15-year-old from Tucson, AZ in the CFSD school district and one of the event’s co-organizers, the prom is also a way to tell lawmakers, “I’m just a kid….Senators say they want to protect children, but they’re actively working against me.”

The history behind ‘parents’ rights’ in schools

AP News, Nov. 14, 2022, Brooke Shultz

Over the last century, the term “parents rights” has been invoked in disputes related to homeschooling, sex education and even the teaching of foreign languages in schools. In politics today, many have joined the conservative “parents rights” movement. Opponents say it promotes the false narrative that parents don’t have rights, with the ultimate goal of hollowing out public education.

Religious Rights Attacks on School Boards: Facts & Talking Points

Secular AZ

Attacks on school boards are a coordinated, national “astroturf” operation, orchestrated through a web of deep-pocketed donors and strategists via the religious right. Their manufactured outrage erodes trust for public schools and clears the way for school privatization. Read on for facts and talking points.

It’s not just transgender people: public restrooms have bred fear for centuries

Vox, May 27, 2016, Sarah Frostenson and Zachary Crockett

Fears over sharing bathrooms with those who are different from us have roots that extend back more than 150 years: Fear created the gender-segregated bathroom and the race-segregated bathroom — and today, fear continues to govern our uncertainty with transgender-friendly facilities.