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On Thursday, the University of Richmond Board of Trustees voted to include gender identity and gender expression in the school’s non-discrimination policy.
According to the Transgender Law & Policy Institute, the UofR is the third university in the state with an inclusive policy.
More from the campus student newspaper, The Collegian:
Jon Henry, junior and president of the Student Alliance for Sexual Diversity (SASD), has been involved in the push for this change to the non-discrimination policy from the beginning.
Henry said SASD members had met with different faculty and administrative groups on campus to get support and had also gotten signatures of endorsement from approximately a third of the student body.
“This past fall the president was like, ‘Here are these signatures, all these people endorse it—what are you going to do about it?’,” Henry said
Henry worked almost exclusively to develop a 13-page proposal for how the change to the non-discrimination policy would be implemented.
“We consulted with other schools off campus and we also consulted with other organizations,” Henry said. “We were pretty thorough and pretty in-depth with the research.”
“This year the Q-Summit is putting a more explicit focus on racial justice as it intersects with queer organizing in the south.”
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