It is imperative that students of every gender identity have the support of their schools and communities in their formative years. The ways that students are treated not just by their classmates, but by their teachers, guidance counselors, coaches, and even parent teacher aides show how they can expect to be treated in the adult world. There is absolutely no evidence whatsoever favoring the opinion that inclusion of trans students in sports has a negative effect on any of their fellow teammates. There is no evidence favoring the lies that treating trans students with a greater dignity than they’ve been offered historically will have any negative effect on their classmates. I am strongly and passionately in favor of these guidelines, and ask that you consider the quality of life you really want these students to have in these years that will mark their relationship to society for life.