Long Beach Unified School District has approved several revitalization projects, including a new aquatic center and ‘all-gender’ locker room that will break ground this summer at Wilson High School in Long Beach, CA. Funding for the project comes largely through the Measure E bond program.
Long Beach has long been a welcoming city for the LGBTQ community, allowing students to use the bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with the gender they identify with. As well, students may also participate in sports teams and competitions with the gender they identify regardless of the gender listed on their school records. But, local Long Beach parents have voiced concerns since becoming aware of plans for the all-gender locker room.
An email from the school’s Assistant Principal, Guillermo Jimenez went out