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Trans Students Face ‘Detrimental’ Health Effects Without Fed Protection: Experts

According to the 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey, 40 percent of respondents reported attempting suicide in their lifetimes, nearly nine times the rate in the U.S. population

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    Hundreds of people rallied at the historic Stonewall Inn in support of transgender rights. Checkey Beckford reports.

    (Published Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017)

    LGBTQ advocates say President Donald Trump sent a worrying message when his administration withdrew Obama administration guidance on transgender student protections in public schools.

    "It makes me feel unimportant. It makes me feel angry. It makes me feel invisible," 16-year-old transgender student Grace Dolan-Sandrino told NBC Out.

    The American Academy of Pediatrics was one of many health organizations that released a statement opposing the White House's decision.

    "Policies excluding transgender youth from facilities consistent with their gender identity have detrimental effects on their physical and mental health, safety and well-being," the statement read.

    According to the 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey, 40 percent of respondents reported attempting suicide in their lifetimes, nearly nine times the rate in the U.S. population.