Good Morning. I am truly sorry to hear that you have had such problems. The Neanderthal coach and English teacher should have been fired. You cannot "bring charges", because that connotes a criminal proceeding. You may or may not have a right to bring a civil suit against the school and the school board for monetary compensation. This is a guide to student rights under CA law: https://www.aclunc.org/issues/lgbt/lgbtq_student_rights/ also see: http://www.splcenter.org/what-we-do/lgbt-rights/students-know-your-rights which mostly deal with Federal law.
You should contact the LGBTQ organization closest to you for assistance. They will often be able to refer to attorneys who handle cases like yours. I wish you the best. and remember: There is life after High School, and it often gets much better.
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I'm not gay, I have disabilities.
Wow, you are suggesting that medicine is the answer to my disability discrimination?
I have some protections under the law, and I want to know who I can raise hell with OTHER than OCR.
I was discriminated against because I have a disability. High school basketball is over for me, and I missed the opportunity to play. My mom provided everyone with the most reasonable easy accommodations, and they were ignored. I'm supposed to get equal rights.
1. Is there a government office that I can report these disability discriminations to, other than Department of Ed's OCR?
2. Is there a government office that I can report this to in the Department of Justice?
3. Is there a way to make information about all/any of this public? Everyone on the basketball team knows I never got to run even one play, but people in the community think this guy is a saint.
4. The school isn't going to do anything because he is such a winning coach.
5. Is there a way to complain, or file a lawsuit, against CIF for keeping me ineligible?
What do I want to achieve? To some people I might seem a little awkward. Sometimes I freeze and can't say anything. I have a lot of fear. I was bullied for years. I've switched schools 3 times.
Could you tell me? What forms of justice are open to me? A lawsuit, what kind? Complaints to government agencies? Who? It is against the law to discriminate against someone with disabilities, but there aren't police to call for it, are there.
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