Gender Inclusive schools seeks to ensure equitable access to learning for transgender and gender diverse youth by creating gender inclusive school climates. We provide support to schools and districts creating gender inclusive policy, consult with schools on MTSS and SWPBIS frameworks to support gender diverse students, and advocate for parents of gender diverse youth who are navigating the public schools.
Parents of gender diverse children are shocked and disgusted that our children's rates of bullying and suicide are being used as budget props for the Minnesota Department of Education's School Safety and Technical Assistance Center. MN Education Commissioner Cassellius doesn't get to talk about our students' pain if she is not going to address their suffering.
Gaining perspective on the prevalence of gender diversity.
The MSS shows that when gender diverse students are compared to their cisgender peers, they are:
- 3 times more likely to engage in self-harm, with more than 50% reporting they purposely hurt themselves within the previous 12 months
- 3 times more likely to have “seriously considered attempting suicide”
- 5 times more likely to have attempted suicide, 38% vs 6% in 9th grade, 37% vs 8% in 11th grade