Trans Student Allowed To Return To School Identifying As Girl

The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund has successfully resolved a claim with a school district that originally refused to let a transgender 12-year-old attend school and identify by her authentic identity. Rather than force her to wear boys’ clothes per the school’s demand, her parents opted to homeschool her instead, which lasted for several months. The school originally claimed she “would disrupt and interfere with the learning environment,” but when challenged with legal action, the district relented and helped her transition to a new elementary school, where she has since thrived. (Her name and the identifying details of her school have been kept confidential.)