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(I encourage activists and other groups to take charge here. I made this event only because no one else had done so and I felt that it’s incredibly important!)
Please attend this District 211 (the largest high-school district in IL) Board Meeting and show solidarity with Nova Maday and the trans community!!
Show up early and add your name to the public speaking list ASAP! The bigots will be doing so in large numbers- we MUST outnumber them with love for Nova and for our trans neighbors! 🌈 💚
Nova Maday is a student who was born male but identifies as a female and has been fighting since 2017 to allow the district’s transgender students full access to its locker rooms.
She feels a lawsuit is the only way to force change.
“In order to show people that I’m no different than any other girl, I have to put my face out there and show them. Hopefully it brings an element of human understanding to it,” she said.💚🌈
Maday and The ACLU of Illinois have filed a lawsuit against District 211.
“All I want to be, all I want to do is be like all the other girls in school. I just want to use the locker room and change and go to gym class, and the school district has made it impossible to do that,” Maday said.
Now a senior, she has been fighting this battle since the end of freshman year!
“I shouldn’t be required to change in a private area, where no other girl is required to.”
WE AGREE 💚🌈🌈🌈
The phone numbers and emails of the board can be found here: https://adc.d211.org/domain/44
Whether or not you can attend, please contact each member and explain why you stand with Nova!
This meeting is on-path to be heavily outnumbered by transphobic parents and their insulting and ignorant anti-trans group known as D211 Parents for Privacy.
This hate-group claims that the district is “pushing a very dangerous agenda; children are being put on life-altering hormones that cause sterilization and having healthy body parts cut off, all before their brains are fully formed. It is also about dismantling girls’ sports teams and destroying girls’ chances for athletic scholarships. There are many consequences, especially for women’s rights. We care about all students.” (Here’s a link to their sick and twisted event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1144434102416701/)
If you’re disgusted with this anti-trans fallacious bigotry, please come to this event!
The fools trying to stop this progress towards equality are all wearing RED for this board meeting.💔
💚🌈💚🌈💚Let us either wear GREEN or RAINBOW in order to show the school board that we are NOT going to let a bunch of fear-mongering parents take us backwards. 💚🌈💚🌈💚
The community is with you, Nova! We love you and support you!
(Co-hosts are encouraged and are welcome)