Trans kids at school

By , September 28, 2010 10:29 am

A welcoming school busThere have been a few articles recently about trans kids and school. First, the Montreal Gazette had an article which asks “How should schools handle transgender kids“? It covered a family in Florida who was letting their 8-year-old child self-identify as a boy:

“This is just who he is — his brain is just wired in such a way that he’s male. It doesn’t matter what his genitalia is,” said the child’s mom, whose name the Orlando Sentinel agreed to withhold because she wants to protect her child’s identity

Handling things a little differently is a school in Michigan which refused to let a trans boy be crowned prom king, even though the school’s teachers use male pronouns and his chosen name, Oak:

Assistant Superintendent Todd Geerlings told Wood TV, “The ballots gave two choices — vote for a boy for king and a girl for queen.

The comments on each article tell an interesting story, as well.

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