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New York: Kindergarten teachers should call 'transgender' children by preferred gender

Boys or girls who suffer from gender dysphoria must be allowed to use the bathrooms and change rooms of the opposite sex if they wish to do so, according to new guidance from the New York State Department of Education (NYDE).

The document also clarifies that while schools can make "unisex" facilities available to such students, such facilities "should never be forced upon students, nor presented as the only option." Furthermore, schools should generally accept any student's stated preferred gender without question.

The advice is just one of the more controversial sections of the document, which also urges schools and teachers to call students entering kindergarten by their preferred gender, no matter their biological sex.

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