LOCAL NEWS: Lower Merion School Board Unanimously Passes Trans-Affirmative Policy

Plus: A Harrisburg lesbian booted from her prom for wearing a suit gets an offer to appear on in Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

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Lower Merion schools now have a transgender-inclusive student policy.

On Monday, the Lower Merion school board unanimously passed a transgender-inclusive policy that respects students’ names, pronouns, and personal identification in records and academic documents. The new policy also aims to ensure trans students are included in sex-segregated events and public spaces. “This policy is the icing on the cake,” Bruno Reiver, a trans student at Lower Merion, told the press. “As a graduating senior, I cannot express how grateful I am to have attended such a progressive, open-minded institution.” The Pennsylvania Youth Congress and local student groups helped to get the policy passed. Lower Merion is now one of five districts in Pennsylvania — Great Valley, Springfield, Upper Dublin, and Cheltenham are the others — to officially enforce a trans-affirmative policy. The Pittsburgh Public School Board plans to vote on a transgender student policy in June, while the School District of Philadelphia is currently reviewing a policy expected to reach the School Reform Commission this summer.

Harrisburg lesbian teen Aniya Wolf was offered an opportunity to appear on a hit TV show.

Harrisburg teen Aniya Wolf, who made headlines last week after being kicked out of her prom for wearing a suit, was offered a chance to be a part of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia by show creator Rob McElhenney. Here’s how it all went down:

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No word on how Wolf will be featured, but it seems as though she is having many great opportunities coming her way.