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Trans on Campus

Jolie Wyatt

 With school starting up for many it can be hard for transgender students especially coming into a new school or with new teachers, maybe even old ones who don’t know a student is trans. It can be hard for many kids even though now in 2021 we see more love and acceptance for the trans and LGBTQIA+ community. 

Some schools tend to preach that they respect and care for trans students though they have never had a system for them to put in a preferred name or pronoun. Students will either have to hear their deadname (Their birth-name which they don’t use anymore.), and get called their wrong pronouns or they’d have to tell each one of their teachers what name and pronouns they use. 

Even telling teachers can be a big problem though. Some teachers might ignore a name or pronoun change. But maybe teachers will listen to the student and use what the student prefers. It could out a student who has yet to come out to their parents, unless they tell the teacher beforehand. 

Yes transgender students have many problems when it comes to school. But there are ways to help them be more comfortable. Teachers should ask students what they prefer and make sure they use it. Schools should put in place a system for their transgender students or anyone with a name change. Students as well should respect a person’s name and pronouns no matter what. And if you are friends with someone who is transgender make sure to support them. 

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Jolie Wyatt, Editor-in-Chief
Jolie Wyatt is the current Editor-in-Chief of “The Blue and White” at Bakersfield High School. When Wyatt isn’t writing or editing stories, she can be seen cheering at sporting events and rallies. Wyatt can also be found in the theater with Driller Drama.

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    JosalynNov 8, 2021 at 8:52 am

    We love to see it

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    Kris Talag MamuyacNov 7, 2021 at 4:39 pm

    You brought up a lot of important points. Thank you for being outspoken on trans-related issues 🙂

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    EmmaNov 6, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    This is amazing and so uplifting. I agree with many of the points made here. The school should have a better system for trans students.

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    Shay LambieNov 5, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    Amazing article Alex! You are an amazing writer. 🙂

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    Dejarey NietoNov 5, 2021 at 6:20 pm

    I agree entirely! School’s should show more acceptance towards their students. Rather than ignoring a students pronouns, they should be validating them to at least show that they care for their students and are capable of doing the bare minimum.

    Great article btw!

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    ZoeyNov 5, 2021 at 5:59 pm

    I totally agree with u Alex ! I’m friends with people apart of the trans community and I see them struggle with be accepting especially within classmates or teachers and most don’t even realize they may have misgender them because they may be to scared to tell them they messed up.