The American River Current

Trans rights are not optional

A protester carries a transgender pride flag and wears angel wings during the #StillHere Capitol March & Rally for Trans Justice at the California State Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. on Nov. 10, 2018. The wings symbolize the many transgender women who have been murdered. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Hannah Yates

December 12, 2018

In October, a note was released containing details of the Trump administration's plans regarding LGBTQ+ rights. In particular, the plan affects trans people's rights in schools, and could put thousands of students in danger. Currently, aspects of a guideline for public schools released during Obama's pres...

AB620 brings resources for LGBTQ+ students

Emilie Mitchell, professor and faculty coordinator for the Pride Center, handles reports on harassment or mistreatment. (Photo by Hannah Yates)

Hannah Yates

October 15, 2018

This semester, American River College took a step towards more inclusivity for students by opening a staffed Pride Center, along with the designation of an AB620 officer for reports of harassment or mistreatment. Assembly Bill 620 concerns LGBTQ+ students in higher education. The bill, passed in ...

ARC’s new bathrooms protect transgender student’s rights

American River College will install new gender neutral bathroom signs as part of Assembly Bill 1732. (Photo by Cheyenne Drury)

Cheyenne Drury

March 22, 2017

Students who need to use the bathroom may have noticed something different on campus recently: Gender neutral restroom signs are currently ‘under construction’ at American River College. Once administration clarifies what the state social standards are for the signs, ARC will be out with the ol...

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