My niece is a Virginia elementary school student and she is transgender. My brother and his family have already had to move school districts because of the transphobic environment they found in their former community. This was a burden, but not every family is so privileged to have it as an option; for equity's sake, it is SO IMPORTANT that you provide statewide guidance to EVERY SCHOOL in support of evidence-based best practices for inclusion and support of trans and other queer students. To many of the other commenters who seem to be against the idea of supporting trans students, let me say from seeing it play out in my own family: if you think it is a burden on YOU to have trans people in your life... it's far harder to BE that trans person who apparently makes you so uncomfortable. Every student deserves love and acceptance for who they are! (Love all students -- I thought Virginia was for lovers?) I support this Guidance Document because I support all Virginia students!