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Central Bucks School District backpedals, classes about puberty are now optional and virtual

After receiving criticism from parents and district employees for directing school counselors to divide elementary students by the sex they were assigned at birth, and not their gender identity, for classes on puberty, Central Bucks School District has made all of those classes virtual and optional.

By Emily Rizzo/WHYY

Central Bucks School District decisions lead LGBTQ students and faculty to fear for civil rights

If a student wishes to use a pronoun or name that does not appear on IC, their parent must make the change through the guidance office.
By Emily Rizzo/WHYY

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Anti-LGBTQ flyers target West Chester Area School District’s book collection

Weeks after the West Chester Area School District’s board voted to keep “Gender Queer: A Memoir” in high school libraries, an anonymous flyer campaign is now targeting the rest of the district’s book collection that features LGBTQ themes.

By Kenny Cooper/WHYY

Pennsylvania state house passes bill against trans girls in girls’ sports

All but one Republican and four Democrats voted for the proposal to restrict players on K-12 school teams, college sports, intramurals and club teams sponsored by school entities to male or female teams based on their reproductive organs, biology or genetics at birth.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Activists and LGBTQ residents call for Chambersburg’s nondiscrimination ordinance to be reinstated

“This is just the beginning,” said Janelle Crossley, founder of the PA Coalition for Trans Youth.

By Gabriela Martínez

As Pennsylvania Republican bill targeting trans girls moves forward, a simple question goes unanswered

Pennsylvania Republicans advanced a bill targeting trans athletes and they have no idea how many trans girls play sports in Pennsylvania.

By Brett Sholtis

Why a request for West Chester district data on LGBTQ students spurs privacy worry

People in the West Chester Area School District are worried about students’ privacy after one person’s request for information on LGBTQ children in the West Chester Area School District.

By Kenny Cooper/WHYY