InterstateQ has posted a press release from Utah Pride Center and Equality Utah updating us on Kourt Osborne and his attempt to secure gender-appropriate housing at Southern Utah University. Kourt, a former Equality Rider, isn’t giving up:
[Kourt] is currently considering his options regarding how to proceed with the issue, and maintains that he is dedicated to eliminating discrimination at SUU. On Friday, December 14th, Kourt began the process of filing an official grievance with Dale Orton, Vice President of Student Services, yet he has been unable to set an appointment with them to date.
The press release also mentions that the National Center for Transgender Equality is getting involved. This from director Mara Keisling:
Southern Utah University is way behind the times with in regards to discrimination and old stereotypes of what a transgender person is. Almost every university in the country has already thought through this issue and come to the obvious understanding that ALL students need and deserve a safe and accepting campus. That a public university funded with public money would discriminate against a student this way should be troubling to all Utahans.
Go get ’em, Mara!