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6. Gerardo, a sophomore at Mission High School in San Francisco, has been verbally harassed continuously ever since he came out of the closet and decided to be openly affectionate with his boyfriend, Julio. Gerardo would ignore the students that would tease him, insisting that he didn’t want to “stoop to their level.” One day after school as Gerardo was walking toward his locker, a group of boys called him a “fag” and one of them pushed him into a locker, bruising him in the process. A GSA Network youth council member encouraged him to talk to the administration and file a complaint, which he did. When he tried to talk to the principal, the principal said that Gerardo was exaggerating what happened and “making a big deal out of nothing.” Now, Gerardo always has to have someone walking with him down the hall because he’s too afraid to do it by himself. If you were Gerardo’s friend, how would help him solve the problem? In particular, what steps would you have him take to follow up on the complaint that he filed?
7. Katrina, a senior at Hollywood High School, has become increasingly comfortable in hir* identity as transgender as a result of hir own research and after attending a few GSA meetings. Katrina, however, does not feel comfortable using either the male or female bathrooms on campus, but there aren’t any other alternatives at Hollywood HS. When ze attempted to communicate hir problem to the administration, they were confused as to what “transgender” meant and insisted that ze continue using the female bathroom, as ze was obviously female-bodied. If you were an Advocacy Council member who happened to be one of hir classmates, how would you help hir?
* “Ze” and “hir” are gender-neutral pronouns used instead of the typical “him/her” and “he/she.”