School split over transgender student using girls bathroom
Lila Perry says she wants to be treated like other female students and told school administrators that she wasn’t content in continuing to use a unisex faculty bathroom this year.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the 17-year-old’s decision prompted some students to leave the campus Monday. The school’s gay-straight alliance and other supporters held their own protest to show their support for Perry.
Superintendent Aaron D. Cornman declined to comment to the newspaper on the issue, but gave a written statement that said the district respects the rights of all students.
Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com