ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) - Three Montgomery County high schools are making graduation robes gender-neutral with one color to respect transgender students.
Damascus, Sherwood and Walter Johnson High Schools have shifted to single-color robes this year, instead of two separate colors for males and females.
At least five others have decided to make the change next year.
Principals say student letters played a role in the decision.
The change comes amid growing awareness of the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students nationwide.