Albany middle school - experiences of LGBTQ+ students

We have a transgender child, and we are interested in the experiences of LGBTQ+ students at Albany middle school.  Do families feel like there are good support systems at the middle school (including counselors, affinity groups, addressing bullying, sufficient non-binary bathroom/changing room facilities, etc)? 

Parent Replies

Parents, want to reply to this question? Sign in to post.

One of my friend's children is transgender. Her child was bullied at AMS, including a physical attack in the bathroom. The situation doesn't seem safe there. 

No firsthand experience, but I have a child who just graduated from 8th grade at AMS and we were not aware of the incident described by the first poster. I was going to say that the student LGBTQ+ club was so popular and well attended that they had to break it into two sessions, one for 6th graders and one for 7th and 8th graders, in the 2021-22 school year.

My daughter just graduated from the HS--everyone in her friend group was LGBTQ+ in one form or another, including one transgender friend. I had not heard about the incident described at the Middle School--it surprises me to hear that it happened, but it also surprises me that it is not widely known. Classes taught in the middle school made my daughter very comfortable in discussing her identity with me, and also instilled compassion for all in the student base, I felt. None of my daughter's friend group ever faced harassment over who they are and they were widely accepted in the community.  I also know some couples at the school who were openly dating and it wasn't a big thing that they were not heterosexual couples. So, we had a very different experience than that of the first person who posted.