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Video: Transgender Student Ashton Lee delivers 5700 signature petition urging Gov Brown to sign AB1266

Lee explains why he is so committed to AB 1266 “The School Success and Opportunity Act”: “This will make it easier for us to graduate, to be accepted and understood.”

Source Sacramento Bee:

His mom, Catherine Lee, said her son’s struggle to assert his gender identity in school had an immediate negative effect on him. She was hopeful that his petition would receive a warm welcome from the governor.

“I’ve followed Jerry Brown for a long time, ever since I was a little kid and the first time he was governor,” she said. “I have faith in him.”

Carolyn Laub, executive director of the Gay-Straight Alliance Network, said Brown’s signature would send a far-reaching message to transgender students.

“It says that we care about you, and we care about your success in your education and we want you to have all the benefits and opportunities that come with school, like being in P.E. class and being on sports teams,” Laub said. “It says that your education matters.”

The petition now has 6400 signatures. It’s still open so please add your name too.

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Kelli Busey an outspoken gonzo style journalist has been writing since 2007. In 2008, she brought the Dallas Advocate on-line and has articles published by the Reconciling Ministries Network, The Transsexual Menace, The Daily Kos, Frock Magazine the TransAdvocate, the Dallas Voice and The Advocate. Kelli, an avid runner is editor in chief at Planet Transgender which she founded in 2007.
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