"Don't read the comments".
That is what we say and what we hear when it comes to forums about Trans folk, because the level of anger and the lack of civility are so disheartening. Some of the things said in this very forum are downright hurtful and ugly. Just imagine what our children hear. Just imagine what the most vulnerable among us must go through and listen to in order to live their lives authentically. I know. I have worked with Trans kids and their parents for almost 15 years.
Trans kids are already in schools. They have always been in schools. Their existence is not up for debate or discussion. They can’t be shouted away or voted away, and Virginia schools have already been working with Trans kids without incident as best as they are able. These model policies provide uniform guidance, and are the best way for us to move forward together as a civil society with room for all.