The Supreme Court declined to hear Grimm v. Gloucester County School Board, allowing Grimm’s victory in lower courts to stand.
WASHINGTON, DC — The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people, celebrated The Supreme Court’s decision today to not hear the case of Grimm v. Gloucester County School Board, upholding the Fourth Circuit’s decision in support of transgender and nonbinary students’ rights to use bathrooms that are aligned with their gender identity.
Statement from Amit Paley, CEO and Executive Director of The Trevor Project:
“This is a monumental victory for transgender equality and human rights. The fearlessness and determination displayed by Gavin Grimm and his attorneys in this six-year-long battle for justice is nothing short of inspiring. Thanks to their courageous leadership, this victory will help protect the rights of transgender and nonbinary students across the country and save young lives.
“Our research has found that transgender and nonbinary youth who experienced bathroom discrimination had more than 1.5 times the odds of reporting a suicide attempt in the past year. We are excited to see this case come to a close and remain committed to protecting trans youth from all forms of discrimination that persist in society, including the record number of state legislative attacks on trans youth over the past year.”
The Trevor Project was proud to have filed an amicus brief with the U.S. District Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of Grimm v. Gloucester County School Board. The Trevor Project hears regularly via its crisis services about how detrimental and damaging policies restricting access to bathrooms in schools are to the trans youth we serve.
About The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people. The Trevor Project offers a suite of 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention programs, including TrevorLifeline, TrevorText, and TrevorChat as well as the world’s largest safe space social networking site for LGBTQ youth, TrevorSpace. Trevor also operates an education program with resources for youth-serving adults and organizations, an advocacy department fighting for pro-LGBTQ legislation and against anti-LGBTQ rhetoric/policy positions, and a research team to discover the most effective means to help young LGBTQ people in crisis and end suicide. If you or someone you know is feeling hopeless or suicidal, our trained crisis counselors are available 24/7 at 1-866-488-7386 via chat www.TheTrevorProject.org/Get-Help, or by texting START to 678-678.