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Penn Medicine and current students worked to organize a conference around LGBTQ youth and healthcare

(03/27/17 10:58pm)

“Overall, I think the point of the panels was really to elevate [youth] voices over professional voices because they are the experts on their lives,” Rosemary Thomas, Program Coordinator for the Penn Medicine Program for LGBT Health said. “It’s really powerful for professionals to hear real life experiences if they haven’t before”

Penn professor helps draft policy to accommodate transgender youth in Philadelphia schools

(03/26/17 11:41pm)

The policy states that schools should adopt gender neutral language as the norm in all documents and written correspondence with students, regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation. It calls for the reduction, if not elimination, of the practice of “segregating students by gender” in classes.