Media Tip Sheet: Virginia Governor seeks to roll back transgender student protections

The new policies from the Virginia Department of Education say students’ participation in certain school programming and use of school facilities should be based on their biological sex.

September 20, 2022

Gov. Glenn Youngkin's administration rewrote Virginia's model policies for the treatment of transgender students, issuing guidance for school divisions that would roll back some accommodations and tighten parental notification requirements.

George Washington University faculty experts are available to provide context, insight, and commentary on the current wave of anti-LGBTQ legislation.

Stephen Forssell is the director of the university’s LGBT Health Policy and Practice Program. Professor Forssell can discuss the rise in anti-LGBTQ youth legislation from multiple perspectives. Much of his research has focused on same-sex parenting and child development and can explain how this legislation could affect LGBT children.

David Huebner is an associate professor at the Milken Institute School of Public Health. Dr. Huebner focuses on the intersection of psychology, public health, and social justice. He can delve further into the mental and physical health effects the measures may have on LGBTQ children.

If you would like to speak with any of our faculty experts, please contact GW Media Relations at [email protected] or 202-994-6460.