A school which banned female pupils from wearing skirts, forcing parents to pay for a “gender neutral” uniform, has been threatened with legal action. Priory School in Lewes received the legal threat following its decision to amend its uniform policy, requiring girls to wear trousers from September. The change addresses the issues of “inequality and decency” the school said in a bulletin on its website. The East Sussex school announced the uniform change in 2017 after concerns were raised over the length of skirts worn by pupils. It said the new rules would also cater for transgender pupils. At the time, the head teacher, Tony Smith, said that only new pupils would be required to wear the new uniform. However, the school has now announced that all pupils will be required to wear trousers. So far, 209 parents have signed a petition calling on the school to reverse its decision. “This is about choice,” one signatory to the … [Read more...] about School that said all pupils must wear ‘gender neutral’ uniform faces legal challenge from parents
Some 50 current and former foster youths are scrambling to find a new place to live after they were abruptly told this week by Los Angeles County that they could no longer participate in programs offered by a nonprofit organization. The youths, most of whom are 18 to 21 years old and still in the foster system, have been receiving housing, basic needs and job placement assistance as they transition into adulthood through David & Margaret Youth and Family Services. Los Angeles County Children and Family Services director Bobby Cagle said in an emailed statement to The Times that “it is in the best interest of youth residing in transitional housing through David & Margaret Youth and Family Services to be placed with a different, locally based service provider.”The county did not provide additional details about the reasons for its action. Advertisement Charles Rich, executive director of David & Margaret, said county officials cited “serious safety … [Read more...] about Foster youth scramble to find housing after county tells them they must move, citing youths’ ‘best interest’
I'm A Celebrity has a fan favourite in Caitlyn Jenner , the hugely famous reality star and former Olympian. She's won over audiences, as well as other celebs about camp, with her honesty, down to earth attitude and bravery during the gruelling Bushtucker Trials. She's also drawn gushing praise from fans online for her openness as a transgender woman in discussing her 2015 transition. The 70 year old is currently dating girlfriend Sophia Hutchins, but has had three marriages prior - and boasts a sizeable brood. Caitlyn has a whopping six biological children, four stepchildren and seven grandchildren - with two more on the way. Burt and Cassandra 41 year old Burt is Caitlyn's eldest, from her first marriage to Christine Crownover. Burt's also dad to William Behr and Bodhi wih girlfriend Valerie Pitalo. Cassandra, meanwhile, 39, is now Cassandra Marino, after she tied the knot with Michael Marino. They share daughters Isabella and Francesca, and their youngest, son Luke. Cassandra tends … [Read more...] about How many children does Caitlyn Jenner have?