Top Stories: Some Worry New Transgender Guidelines In Fort Worth Are A Step Back | KERA News

Top Stories: Some Worry New Transgender Guidelines In Fort Worth Are A Step Back

Jul 21, 2016

The top local stories this morning from KERA News: The Fort Worth school district yesterday released an updated version of safety guidelines for transgender students.

The changes come after months of uproar. Under the original guidelines, transgender kids who asked for accommodations didn’t have to worry about school officials outing them to their parents. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said that violated state law. 

The new version builds in more parental involvement, and evaluates each person’s situation on a case-by-case basis. However, some LGBT activists worry the changes will be detrimental to transgender students who don’t have supportive parents.

Photo credit: Paul Moseley/The Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Other stories this morning:

  • Arlington filmmaker Ya’Ke Smith got a chance of a lifetime. He talked to our Big Screen team about what it was like working on a new television show for HBO.

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