UnityPoint, the makers of the popular UnityPoint medical equipment and other devices, has announced it will open up all medical school classes to all students, regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
The company, which has also announced plans to open its schools to gender-neutral bathrooms, said this week that it was committed to providing equal access to all of its students, including transgender students.
“We have always understood that no matter who you are, no matter what your background or who you love, there is no reason to fear that your education will not be supported in any way,” the company said in a statement.
“As a company that has been committed to our community for over 15 years, we are proud to be a leader in the world of gender and sexuality education.”
The company said it will work to bring this policy to all schools, including at-risk schools in schools with high numbers of transgender students, as well as in schools where transgender students are underrepresented.
In the meantime, the company will continue to ensure that all students are able to learn and grow in a safe and inclusive environment, it said.
“If we can’t do that, then we can and will at least make a few changes to the way we teach.”
Healthcare workers, students, and community leaders rally to demand equality and justice for transgender people and their families in Los Angeles on May 25, 2019.