Jess Jones | St. Louis Public Radio

Jess Jones

Jess Jones is the education liaison at the Transgender Center at St. Louis Children's Hospital. A recent Missouri Supreme Court ruling in favor of a transgender student was "was a great surprise for me," Jones said.
Ryan Delaney | St. Louis Public Radio

A Missouri Supreme Court ruling from earlier this year is giving advocates hope that stronger protections for transgender youth in school will soon follow.

A transgender student sued the Blue Springs School R-IV District for access to the bathroom and other facilities that aligned with the student’s gender identity. The state’s top court ruled in late February in favor of the student.