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Schools in Trans*ition: Supporting Trans and Gender Diverse Students in K-12 Education

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Pete Dawson, Gia Drew, Wayne Maines, Zack Paakkonen, AJ Yarn, and Lisa Bunker




University of Southern Maine

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A panel discussion held at the University of Southern Maine, October 16, 2014, about the daunting array of challenges facing gender-nonconforming young people in public education. Will the school and their fellow students accept their gender identity and support them? Panel included: Pete Dawson, school administrator; Gia Drew, teacher/coach; Wayne Maines, parent; Zack Paakkonen, lawyer; AJ Yarn, student; and Lisa Bunker, as the moderator. Sponsored by The LGBT Collection of the Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine. Co-sponsored by EqualityMaine, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, GLSEN-Southern Maine, MaineTransNet, USM Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity.

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