- Nov 10, 2006
Students in Virginia were staging walkouts Tuesday in protest of Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s proposed restrictions on the rights of transgender students.
Crowds of students walked out of Northern Virginia schools on Tuesday in protest of Gov. Glenn Youngkin's proposed restrictions on transgender students' rights.
More than 90 schools were set to participate, including 59 in Northern Virginia, and thousands of students were expected to join the demonstrations.
Chopper4 footage showed crowds of students outside C.D. Hylton High School in Woodbridge, Colgan High School in Manassas, Kilmer Middle School in Vienna, Rachel Carson Middle School in Herndon and James W Robinson, Jr. Secondary School in Fairfax
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"Trans rights are human rights," a sign held up by one student said. Students waved rainbow flags and the Progress flag, which includes light blue, light pink and white stripes to honor transgender people, and black and brown stripes to honor marginalized Black and brown communities and people with AIDS.
Youngkin's proposed policy would restrict which pronouns students may use and require teachers to reveal a student's identity to their parents without the student's permission.