Federal & State Laws
Title IX - Sexual orientation & Gender identity/presentation discrimination = sex discrimination
- U.S. Department of Education Confirms Title IX Protects Students from Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (June 14th, 2021)
- FERPA - Is a student’s Transgender Identity considered medical information?
This bill would require a campus of the University of California, California State University, or California Community Colleges to update a former student’s records to include the student’s updated legal name or gender if the institution receives government-issued documentation, as described, from the student demonstrating that the former student’s legal name or gender has been changed.
(2) California has an interest in promoting gender equity, not only for women and girls, but also for transgender men, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming people who may also menstruate and experience inequities resulting from lack of access to menstrual products.
AB 1732: THE EQUAL RESTROOM ACCESS ACT – All Gender Restrooms
AB 1018 – LGBTQ+ & Food and Housing Insecure Support
Community colleges: student equity plans must address LGBTQ Students.
CA Ed Code Section 66271.2 – LGBTQ+ Campus Liaison
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Equity in Higher Education. Must have LGBTQ+ Campus point of contact listed on website and campus directories
"As a condition for receiving Student Success and Support Program funding, and in order to ensure equal educational opportunities and to promote student success for all students, regardless of race, gender, age, disability, or economic circumstances, the governing board of each community college district shall maintain a student equity plan that includes all of the following for each community college in the community college district" Among other DI groups listed, "(G) Lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender students."
Not using an employee’s preferred name and gender may leave the employer liable under the act
SB 1300 & SB 1343- Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training by 2020
1 hour of mandatory training for ALL employees & 2 hours for supervisors, every 2 years
SB 179 – Gender Recognition Act
Created a 3rd legal gender in CA
SB 923 - Gender Affirming Care
Focused on coordinating trans-inclusive health care for individuals who identify as transgender, gender nonconforming, or intersex (TGI).
AB 620 – Equal Access in Higher Education Act
Expands “gender” to “gender identity” in definition of discrimination in CA higher education
AB 1266 FAQ Document –School Success and Opportunity Act
Guidelines by CA Depart. Of Education for protecting transgender status of our students
AB 1266 expands “gender” to “gender identity” in definition of discrimination in CA K-12 education
Provides information and resources for GLBT people and issues from a national perspective.
Nation-wide media watch and anti-defamation group.
Organization working to create safe schools.
KEEPING TRANS AND GENDER NONCONFORMING PEOPLE alive, thriving, and fighting for liberation.
National organization working on law & policy initiatives to improve transgender equality
The Trevor Project
24-hour crisis line and counseling for GLBT youth
World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)
List of LGBTQ-specific therapists. Click "find a provider"
The Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals
An organization that aims "to achieve higher education environments in which lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni have equity in every respect."
A national online network for student leaders.
Human Rights Campaign
The HRC is a national organization which lobbies members of congress and other politicians on LGBT issues, as well as running educational programs and publications.
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
NGLTF is a national political organization devoted to the civil rights of LGBT individuals.