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Mexico City’s LGBT-Inclusive School Uniforms Policy

Expand Participants march during a Gay Pride Parade in Mexico City, June 27, 2015. 2015 Reuters/Edgard Garrido Mexico City’s Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum announced on June 3 that children in Mexico City would be allowed to choose the uniform they wear to school. The policy applies to pre-schools, elementary schools, and secondary schools. Sheinbaum called “the era in which girls had to wear a skirt and boys had to wear trousers a thing of the past.” She added: “Boys can wear a skirt if they want to and girls can wear trousers if they want.” She called the measure “very simple … but important.”…

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