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June 5, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Parents, Educators and Advocates to Hold Briefing on CSDE and Title IX Guidance on Supporting Transgender and Gender-Expansive Students

LGBTQ and education organizations, advocates, and allies will hold a press briefing to illuminate two new sources of guidance for Connecticut schools on the treatment of transgender and gender-diverse students:

  • The Connecticut State Department of Education’s (CSDE) revised guideline on Civil Rights Projections and Supports for Transgender or Gender Diverse Students, issued in January 2024; and
  • The U.S. Department of Education’s final rule affirming that Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, transgender status, and other sex-based characteristics and stereotypes, issued on April 24, 2024. 

At the briefing, the groups will release a set of best practices that will be shared with all Connecticut school districts. The best practices are accompanied by examples of situations covered by the guidance, and a Q & A to help districts understand how to ensure all students in their schools are treated fairly and have equal access to a supportive educational environment.

School districts have a deadline of August 1, 2024, to comply with the updated federal regulations.

School districts have a deadline of August 1, 2024, to comply with the updated federal regulations.


Who:   Rep. Sarah KeittMallory James Sanchez, Center for Children’s Advocacy; Melissa Combs, Out Accountability Project and parent; Tony Ferraiolo, Health Care Advocates International; June Carpenter, junior at Greater Hartford Academy for the Arts

What:  Briefing on state and federal guidance on the treatment of transgender and gender diverse students in Connecticut public schools

When: Wednesday, June 5, 2024; 10:00 a.m.

Where: Legislative Office Building, 300 Capitol Ave, Hartford, Hearing Room 1B

Contacts: Carisa Cunningham, (617) 447-6500; cc@carisacunningham.com and Melissa Combs, (203) 909-1209; mc@outaccountabilityproject.org


June 5
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Legislative Office Building, Hartford, CT
Room 1D, 300 Capitol Ave
Hartford, CT
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