In more good news out of California for LGBT people, the University of California school system will adopt new considerations for its students.
Out of concern for transgender students and employees' comfort, UC will add preferred names to student records and change exisisting single-stall restrooms to be gender-neutral.
Via San Jose Mercury News, said UC president Janet Napolitano (pictured) of this decision:
UC should be the gold standard where these issues are concerned…We want to look at not only what we are doing now, but also in the medium and long term for our students, our staff, our faculty and the communities where our campuses are situated.
The changes come from a new LGBT advisory council Napolitano established in June. The council's next move is to develop proposals for improving employee training on LGBT issues, and to develop a conference to "showcase faculty research into issues of sexual orientation and gender identity."