Media Contact

Aaron Welcher, Communications Director,, 317-376-0468

June 3, 2022

We are alarmed by reports of the harmful and inaccurate “guide” on issues around transgender students written by out-of-state lawyers and provided to Utah principals. Spreading this guide on legislative letterhead does not make it binding on schools. We remind principals of their obligation to provide all students with a safe and nurturing environment. Principals should make well-informed policy decisions with the assistance of actual experts. We encourage all schools to disregard the damaging “guidance” they received and seek professional guidance on making schools safe and welcoming for transgender students. We remain vigilant of any further attempts to undermine the civil rights and dignity of transgender students in Utah.