LGBTQ Resources

  • City Honors School's SST is trained on Transgender rights and Schools Laws regarding how to protect our LGBTQ students' rights. We offer a safe place and several resources for our students. 

    Students are protected under Title IX, DASA, Buffalo Human Rights Law (locally), and the 14th Amendment, to name a few.   

    Title IX says that "no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance."  The US Department of Education, April 29, 2014, says that "Title IX's sex discrimination prohibition extends to claims of discrimination based on gender identity or failure to conform to stereotypical notions of masculinity or femininity and OCR accepts such complaints for investigation." 

    NYS Human Rights Law GENDA (The Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act) is a bill that would outlaw discrimination in NYS based on gender identity or expression.  GENDA also expands the state's hate crime laws to explicitly include crimes against transgender people. Passed by state assembly 6/2015. 

    DASA: "The Dignity Act is intended to give students in public schools an educational environment free from discrimination and harassment.  It protects against all forms of harassment, particularly those based on a student's actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender, or sex."  The Dignity Act prohibits activities that create a hostile environment at school and school sponsored events.  

    Students are provided access to gender neutral bathrooms under DASA, Title IX, BHRL, and 14th Amendment, students have the right to 

    Names and Pronouns:  The Sylvia Rivera Law Project protects a person's right to self-determine gender identity and expression. 


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