The New York Times has reported on a growing trend of schools using public bathrooms to house transgender students, often without their consent.
The New York Post, which broke the story, published a lengthy piece detailing how a school in the Bronx used a male-only restroom for transgender students.
A separate report from BuzzFeed News detailed the history of bullying and harassment in schools against transgender students at the high school where a transgender student is being housed.
These incidents are happening all across the country.
We’ve seen a surge of harassment against transgender people.
We’re seeing a surge in hate crimes against transgender kids in the United States.
The problem is the majority of these incidents are being reported to the police and school districts and not being reported in a proper manner to schools and communities, according to BuzzFeed News.
At least 10 transgender people have been killed in the U.S. in 2017 alone, according the Transgender Law Center, which works to protect and promote the rights of people who identify as transgender.
In the wake of the Orlando shooting, President Trump took to Twitter to say he “welcomes the courage” of transgender students and teachers who are “keeping our kids safe.”
He added: “This is a tragedy for all Americans, not just for transgender kids.
We must stand up for them.”
The White House has since issued a statement saying that the president is “disappointed” with the “misunderstanding” of the tweet, which was retweeted over 2,000 times.
In addition to Trump’s tweets, the White House released a statement on Friday saying the president “reaffirmed his commitment to the rights and equality of all Americans.”
In response to the president’s tweet, the National Center for Transgender Equality, a group that advocates for transgender people, issued a news release Friday saying it was “disgusted” by the president tweeting about “privacy issues” and the issue of transgender people “inclusive in education.”
“If the president really cared about this issue he would have made sure that his tweets weren’t about bathrooms and not about transgender students,” said Nicole Alexander, a transgender advocate and a director at the National Coalition for Transgender Rights.
“And instead he is trying to make a statement that he supports transgender students who are being bullied in school,” she said.
Alexandra Pineda, the executive director of the Transgender Education Resource Center, said that the White President’s tweet could lead to more “transphobic violence and discrimination.”
“If that’s what he wants to see, then it is not going to be the case,” she told The Huffington Post.
Pineda also said the president should “get the message.”
“This is not a tweet about restrooms.
This is a tweet that sends a message that if you want to have a bathroom, if you don’t want to use it, you better be comfortable with your gender,” she explained.
She added that the issue has been widely covered in media.
“If the White Trump really cares about this, he’s going to go after this.
And if the White Donald really cares, he should get the message.
We don’t need this.”
The White President, who has previously expressed anti-transgender sentiments, has tweeted about transgender people before.
In October, he tweeted, “Don’t try to convince me otherwise.
We need to keep our children safe.
Our children deserve better than this.”
Pressed by The Huffington Posts on the tweet earlier this week, Trump said, “I’m not going back on that tweet.
I’ve been saying it for years.
It’s been debunked by all the people that have looked at it.””
It was a lie.
I said that it was a statement of fact,” he added.
The president also tweeted in August that transgender people should “suck it up” and “take their medicine” and that they “don’t deserve to be bullied.”