‘Keep Calm, It’s just a toilet.’

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Students of Santee Education Complex in South Los Angeles demonstrated peacefully Wednesday, a day after they clashed with adult protesters opposed to the school’s new gender-neutral restroom. The multi-stall, all-gender bathroom, the first in L.A. public schools, opened last week. How do the students at Santee feel about the controversy it’s raised? And now that transgender bathrooms have become the center of a national debate over anti-discrimination laws, how do teachers talk to their students about them?


Joseph Zeccola - English Teacher at Santee Education Complex

Madeleine Brand

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