Tuesday, March 05, 2002

Very interesting story in my local paper this morning. A MTF transgendered girl in high school wants to use the girls' bathroom, not the gender-neutral one. There's a very good reason for this, but it shouldn't matter anyway. She's a girl. She's been living as a girl for several years. It's gone beyond the point of an elaborate plot by some horny boy to see chicks naked. And I really don't think it's that she's a lesbian and, therefore, surely gets off on the sound of other girls peeing. Gimme a break. She's probably scared shitless (no pun intended, really) going in there anyway.

And it's not even the other girls who have expressed concern. It's the parents.

I really admire this girl's courage. High school is tough enough, especially in a more working class city like hers. She could have just continued using the gender-neutral bathroom until she was finished (which is a few months). But she didn't. She *asked* if she could use the other. She didn't even just start using it.

Thoughts? Comments?