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Dilemmas From Day 1

Transgender students face entrenched attitudes and inflexible systems

André Chung for The Chronicle

“The little things are what’s really important” in making transgender students feel welcome on campus, says Skylar Pardue, a sophomore at the U. of Maryland-Baltimore County.
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