School Experiences of Trans and GNC Students in Wisconsin

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In 2015, UW-Madison faculty Drs. Maurice N. Gattis and Sara L. McKinnon released a new research report “School Experiences of Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Students in Wisconsin.”  The purpose of this research was to systematically document the experiences of transgender (trans) and gender non-conforming (GNC) students in Wisconsin schools to fill in the knowledge gaps about their unique needs.  Six themes are addressed in the report: learning environment, physical facilities, health and wellness, safety, institutional and social support, and acceptance and respect.

You can download the complete report here.

Virginia Harrison wrote a piece for Our Lives Magazine about the importance of this research report.  You can read that here.

 

 

 

 

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“​Chippewa Falls Middle School’s mission is to provide a safe and supportive place for all of our students to learn and grow together. The Safe Space training from GSAFE provided staff with valuable resources to become more aware of how to be a better gender inclusive school!​” – Susan Kern, Middle School Principal