A British school has changed its policies to allow biological boys to sleep in the girls’ dorms, wear skirts, and use gender neutral pronouns and girl names.
The new policies at Gordon’s School in Woking, England, lets both boys and girls use whichever bathrooms the individual feels comfortable using and dress however they see fit, according to the Times on Sunday. The school policy allows boys to wear jewelry, makeup, and sport long hair.
“Parents of pupils were surprised by how open-minded we have been. Most schools are having these issues,” said Rob Pavis, the deputy head of the school.
Students had left the institution to embrace their gender identities elsewhere because they didn’t feel comfortable doing so at the boarding school. Gordon’s School made the changes after receiving guidance from the Boarding Schools’ Association, encouraging the school to let a boy sleep in the girls’ dorm if he intends to change his gender.
Not all parents are happy with the changes and have expressed complaints via emails and letters to school authorities saying the children are uncomfortable with the policies, Pavis noted.
The Daily Caller News Foundation requested comment from Gordon’s School, but did not get a response.
London’s Gender Identity Clinic received over 2,000 referrals last year, according to the National Health Service (NHS). The clinic received roughly 100 transgender referrals eight years ago.
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