The old college try? – Elizabeth A. Perry

Schools in 26 states lack protections for trans students

As transgender rights advocates work to expand non-discrimination policies at U.S. colleges to include protections based on gender identity, some schools appear eager to cooperate, while others are slower to change.

Tyrone Hanley, youth program coordinator for Gender Public Advocacy Coalition?s Gender Youth Network, said his group wants to increase the number of colleges adding transgender protections to nondiscrimination policies.

He said the group is in talks with student GPAC groups at William & Mary in Virginia, Howard University in Washington, D.C., and Yale University in Connecticut to help student and alumni groups work for policy revisions, but thinks more needs to be done.