A former student who attended a metropolitan junior and senior high school submitted the signatures of about 10,000 people to the Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education, asking them to be able to choose uniforms regardless of gender.

The signature was submitted by a former student who graduated from a metropolitan junior and senior high school this spring.



This ex-student is a transgender who has a male family register but does not match the gender of the body and mind, and at the metropolitan junior and senior high school he attended, in the middle school course, girls could choose skirts or slacks, but boys Since there was only slacks, the ex-student spent three years wearing slacks with a strong sense of discomfort.

Former students said that it was unreasonable to distinguish by gender in school rules, and appealed that everyone could choose uniforms regardless of gender, and agreed when they started signing online last November. There were about 11,500 people.



A former student visited the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building on the 9th and submitted this signature to the Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education.



The ex-student held a press conference prior to submitting his signature, saying, "I felt like I was denied myself because of my uniform, and I was forced to have a gender. I want you to make a rule to snuggle up to. "

Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education "Carefully and finely respond"

The Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education, which received the signature, said, "We are politely responding to each student's consultation at the school site. The Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education also supports the school so that all students can lead a school life with peace of mind. I will do it. "



In addition, according to the Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education, 93 out of 180 schools that answered that they have introduced uniforms and standard clothes for students in a survey conducted in 2016 for metropolitan high schools are slacks for girls. It is said that students can choose uniforms, such as introducing.



The Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education requires schools to respond politely and meticulously to each case so that they can respect the intentions of sexual minority students.

New initiatives that are not bound by stereotypes

Inspired by the voices of sexual minorities called LGBTQ, junior high schools in Edogawa Ward, Tokyo, are promoting new initiatives that are not bound by the conventional stereotypes of men and women.



In August last year, Edogawa-ku, Tokyo received a request from LGBTQ parties to allow them to freely choose between slacks and skirts for their uniforms.



In response to these requests, the ward has made it possible to choose between slacks and skirts at 10 schools, which is about one-third of the 33 ward junior high schools, regardless of gender.



Of these, Mizue Daini Junior High School has changed the name of uniforms for boys and girls to A-type and B-type, and has made it possible to choose between a tie and a ribbon to attach to the collar.



The schoolgirl said, "I sometimes wear slacks uniforms. I hope gender understanding is good."



The boys said, "I think it's nice to be able to choose a uniform and give it a personality. Girls can wear ties and slacks without any discomfort."



Mami Ikeda, the chief teacher, said, "Because the uniforms can be selected regardless of gender, the teachers have become more aware of it, such as unifying the names of students with" san "."



In addition, the school has mixed the attendance list for men and women, and unified the color of the toilet notation, which is blue for boys and red for girls, to black, which is an initiative that is not bound by the conventional stereotypes of men and women. I am doing.



Kiyogo Takizawa, Principal of Mizue Daini Junior High School, said, "There are a certain number of students who feel uncomfortable with their gender, and there are parts that change with the times, such as gender thinking, so it is necessary to change the school site. I think. "

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