Cape Pride petitioning for using preferred names at high school graduation

Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge in Cape Girardeau, Mo. (Photo from Pixabay)

Cape Pride in Cape Girardeau is asking people to sign a petition for their local high school to use preferred names during graduation.

From their petition:

There are many students who have preferred names. This petition is to change the school board’s opinion on announcing those preferred names during their graduation ceremony. 

This is one of the most important days of their lives and it should be fair to honor them for working so hard through school by announcing their names as they wish. 

Please help me in presenting a case to Jackson R2 Schools that this needs to change. Raise awareness and fight for our transgender youth! This isn’t just my fight- this is our fight for equality!

Cape Pride

Sign the petition here.