Advocates: Ivy Tech adopts transgender inclusive policy

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Freedom Indiana advocacy group says Ivy Tech Community College has adopted a transgender-inclusive policy that will protect transgender and gender-nonconforming students and faculty from discrimination.

The group said Thursday that the policy’s guidelines grant transgender and gender-nonconforming students the right to express their gender identity openly or to keep it private, and it allows students to use facilities that match their gender identity.

The group said it also requires all school records to reflect a student’s gender and name, and it requires students be addressed by the name and pronouns that correspond to their gender identity.

Freedom Indiana says the policy went into effect on July 1.