Maryland School Decides on Gender Neutral Homecoming
AMaryland high school is introducing a gender neutral homecoming court this year to offer students the opportunity to decide for themselves whether they would prefer to be called a or regardless of goose outlet buy canada goose jacket canada their gender.
Students from each grade level at the Bethesda Chevy Chase High School will vote for two classmates from a selection of finalists, with the two winners being crowned at the homecoming football game at the school. The canada goose outlet store change allows the canada goose clearance sale two winners to be, for the first time, two boys, two girls, transgender students, or a boy and a girl.
“It provides an opportunity for all students to be involved in canada goose outlet toronto factory something that was exclusionary,” said Jacob Rains, president of the schoolwide Student Government Association. “It is really not our job, especially with a gender neutral and transgender population at B CC, to tell people that boys have to be kings and girls have to be queens. Who are we to canada goose outlet store uk put people into those categories?”
The decisioncame as the result of a Canada Goose Coats On Sale four to one vote last week of canada goose outlet uk officers within the schoolwide Student canada goose factory sale Government Association. Student leaders arecurrently making an effort to be more inclusive, and the school has canada goose uk black friday an active LGBT club called Spectrum. In addition, the student newspaper profiled the experiences of one transgender student last year, writes Tess Koman for Cosmopolitan.
“It’s so important for kids to see the school is accepting and that we recognize they exist,” said Nadia Gaylin, a B CC senior. “That is so huge and can honestly change lives.”
However, not all of the over 2,000 member student body support the move. Many took to Instagram to mock issues related to gender identification while others outright objected to the idea.
“Wow, this really makes sense?” one person wrote. “Really disappointed that students couldn’t vote on this or something.”
The news reached students by text message and a school email group, which also announced another large change for the school an additional gender neutral bathroom will be placed on the third floor of the building.
The change within the Montgomery County school comes at the same time that other schools across the country are looking at the effect that gender classifications have on students. canada goose outlet reviews High schools across the county have already begun to make canada goose store changes to their graduation robe assignments such as offering the same canada goose factory outlet color to each student instead of having girls wear one color and boys another.
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While B CC is the first high school in the county to adopt a gender neutral homecoming policy, the notionhas canada goose outlet nyc already come up elsewhere. Students from Canada Goose Jackets a gay straight alliance at Madison High School canada goose outlet new york city in Wisconsin created a petition in an canada goose outlet effort to make the same change at their school, with over 1,000 students and staff members signing it. Principal Beth Thompson said that while the idea is more common at universities, it has worked canada goose outlet for the Wisconsin high school.