Oakland’s Queer Gym reacts to Trump’s rollback of transgender rights
on March 22, 2017
In Oakland, the Queer Gym is coping with President Donald Trump’s recent rollback to former President Barack Obama’s guidelines last year on transgender bathrooms. The 2016 guideline allowed transgender students in public schools to use the bathroom corresponding to the gender they identify with. Members from the Queer Gym, previously known as the Perfect Sidekick Gym, are responding to the change by continuing to provide a safe space for the LGBTQ community and by raising money for the Trans Life Line, a non-profit crisis hotline in the Bay Area that helps trans people in need.
Play the video above to learn more about their work.
Oakland North welcomes comments from our readers, but we ask users to keep all discussion civil and on-topic. Comments post automatically without review from our staff, but we reserve the right to delete material that is libelous, a personal attack, or spam. We request that commenters consistently use the same login name. Comments from the same user posted under multiple aliases may be deleted. Oakland North assumes no liability for comments posted to the site and no endorsement is implied; commenters are solely responsible for their own content.
Oakland North is an online news service produced by students at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and covering Oakland, California. Our goals are to improve local coverage, innovate with digital media, and listen to you–about the issues that concern you and the reporting you’d like to see in your community. Please send news tips to: firstname.lastname@example.org.