At Anna-Jonesboro Community High School in Anna, Illinois, a student group calling itself the "Anti-Queer Association" distributed a survey asking others if they think "queers" should be allowed to use the school restroom with "normal people," according to NBC News.
It asks students to vote either "(YES) I WANT QUEERS TO GO IN THE BATHROOM" or "(NO) I DON'T WANT QUEER KIDS TO GO TO THE BATHROOM WITH US NORMAL PEOPLE."
School superintendent Rob Wright told NBC News that only a few copies of the poll were handed out before the school discovered them, but an image of the survey was posted on Facebook. He added that the number of students involved was "very limited" and that disciplinary measures were taken against them.
The Rainbow Cafe LGBTQ Center, in nearby Carbondale, shared a Facebook post letting local queer youth know they are supported and the center is "working with statewide agencies to determine the best course of action."
The number of reports of anti-LGBTQ+ bullying across the nation has risen recently. Oct. 21 marked Spirit Day, an annual celebration where people show their support against the bullying of LGBTQ youth by wearing purple.
Requiring a student to use the restroom of their legal sex rather than the one that best fits their gender is illegal and violates Title IX, TheSouthern.com noted.
In addition, Illinois has already taken steps to ensure there are more inclusive restrooms by passing the Equitable Restrooms Act in 2019. It required all single-occupancy bathrooms to be labeled gender-neutral beginning in 2020.