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URGENT: Tell South Dakota to Stop Attacking Transgender Youth at Our Schools

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by GLAAD | 2.13.19

Yesterday, the South Dakota House of Representatives passed a bill that would prevent teachers from acknowledging the existence of transgender people, including some students in their own classrooms. The bill is a direct attack on youth who are transgender and gender nonconforming. 

The bill is so bad that teachers say it would create a problem while seeking to solve one that doesn’t even exist in the classrooms.

This is now the fourth anti-trans bill the South Dakota legislature has introduced in the state this year. State lawmakers are using fear and misinformation to push an agenda that simply attacks transgender youth in South Dakota, and this coordinated attack must stop now.

Sign this petition and tell state lawmakers that their attacks on trans youth has no place in South Dakota.  

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  • Sinclair
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    02/14/2019
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    Because someone that I care about could be affected by this.

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  • Stacie
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    02/14/2019
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    People deserve compassion and respect.

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  • Julie
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    02/15/2019
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    The Insanity is rampant in SD Legislature . Stop it !

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  • Sam
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    02/14/2019
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    Because if we don’t educate, the hate will continue!

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  • Sammie
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    02/15/2019
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    These children deserve to be seen and known as who they are, not as others wish to see them. Teach tolerance and acceptance, not bigotry and hate.

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  • Joanne
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    02/15/2019
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    Stop attacking transgender children

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  • Jose
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    02/21/2019
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    The Youth is our future and attacking them like this isn’t helping them. Please Stop the hate!

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  • Karla
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    02/18/2019
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    We need to be empowering people rights and investing in our children. We need to shake the divisiveness and start supporting it ENTIRE community!

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  • Linda
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    02/17/2019
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    When you teach judgement of others, you teach fear, hate, and cruelty. Don't teach our children to judge.

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  • Stacey
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    02/20/2019
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    I live in South Dakota and I care about all kids and about teachers and education. Tell our legislators that this is the wrong thing to do.

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  • Barbara
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    02/15/2019
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    We have to do everything we can to ensure safety, respect, and inclusion for our Trans youth. We need to support our teachers having the right to educate and foster understanding!

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  • sunflower2
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    02/15/2019
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    why do ppl want to attack kids?!?!?!?!

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  • Rachel
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    02/15/2019
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    Transgender children are human beings and deserve protections and equality. Let's get with the times.

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  • Melissa
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    02/21/2019
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    Give kids the tools to grow up with love and support.

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  • Beth
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    02/21/2019
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    We don’t need laws added to promote hate.

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  • Lola
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    02/18/2019
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    Our teachers have more important issues to face than being forced to teach hatred.

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  • Lizz
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    02/17/2019
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    There’s no place for hate in schools.

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  • Erica
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    02/21/2019
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    We can not erase transgendered and non-binary people!

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  • Mary
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    02/24/2019
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    These kids have enough problems being accepted without the Party of Putin making it worse!!!! Can we please just get along???

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  • Brad
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    02/19/2019
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    We have more important issues than to undermine the lo es of transgender people. They do no harm to anyone

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