LGBTQ youth

Jacqui Helbert

Students from the newly formed Gay-Straight Alliance Club in Cleveland, Tennessee visited their local lawmakers to voice concerns over a bathroom bill. The proposed legislation would require public school students to use the restroom corresponding to the gender on their birth certificates.

The bill would directly affect transgender sophomore Chase Howard who said classmates come up to him and ask, “’Are you a boy or a girl?’ And I tell them, I’m a boy, and they're like, ‘No you're not.’”