I’m just gonna copy/paste what I posted on Facebook
So today the dean of students at my school called me into his office regarding an email I had sent one of my teachers confronting her about not calling me ‘they’ after explicitly explaining everything to her… twice. I tried my best to be respectful but firm in said email. The dean sat me down and said flat out to me ‘your teachers calling you they is not going to happen.’ He went on to say that them misgendering me was not discrimination and pulled the whole ‘they is exclusively plural’ bullshit. He told me I have until Friday (as in, the day after tomorrow) to decide what my teachers call me (I’m not out to all of them yet) and to decide whether to go by ‘he’ or ‘she’. If I don’t make a choice, all my teachers will address me as my birth name/she. All my teachers and my parents are on his side with this; I have no one save for my amazing friends, but in this case who is he more likely to listen to? I spent the rest of 2nd period crying in the bathroom, and I skipped 3rd period on a blind impulse. Getting another adult involved is not likely to turn out well, and unfortunately giving him the finger and pissing on his desk isn’t an option. I really need some advice, and I only have until Friday to figure out what to do.
Basically, none of my school administration accepts the fact that I use ‘they’ pronouns, nor accepts the fact that it’s discrimination.
So what I need for you guys to do is blow. this. shit. up. I only have a day and a half if I’m lucky. Send me legal resources, anything that I could bring to help change their minds.