Transgender Teen Defends Her Right To Use The Correct Bathroom

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Earlier this week in Boise, Idaho a student was removed from their school by their parents after they discovered that a transgender student had won the right to use the bathroom of her choice.  The parents of the student sited fears over their child’s safety as the reason for removing them.

Yesterday the transgender student in question, thirteen year old D.W. Trantham, spoke out on the controversy to American news networks.

‘It was really devastating to think that parents were so scared of me and that their lack of understanding led them to take their child out of school,’ she said.  ‘Coming from a person who was sexually assaulted in bathrooms for being trans I care about bathroom safety.  I’m not their to hurt anyone, and what’s between my legs is not a symbol of who I am.’

Earlier in the year D.W. would use the nurse’s office private bathroom to avoid using the male bathroom to ensure her own safety, but after a long struggle the school district has agreed to allow her to choose which bathroom facilities she can use.

Her father, Tim, also spoke on the subject and even reached out to the parents who removed their child from the school.  ’I was some of those people myself at one point in my life.  I didn’t understand what transgender was or the issues involved.’  He has even offered to meet with the students parents and try to help address any issues they may have and to show them that D.W. is just a regular thirteen year old girl and that they have nothing to fear from her.

D.W. has said that despite the negative response she has received she will continue to fight for transgender rights.

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Amy is a journalist and editor contributing the websites Planet Transgender, Gay News Network, The Bottle Episode, The Retro Box and Claire Channel. Amy is also a published comic book writer and letterer.

In addition to her writing Amy has also worked with the Centre For Hate Crime Studies in Leicester and has worked in the capacity of an advisor to the United Nations Entity For Gender Equality and The Empowerment of Women.

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6 Responses to Transgender Teen Defends Her Right To Use The Correct Bathroom

  1. Amy Jo Jinkerson March 21, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    We as transgenders should have all the rights without going to the human rights commission .It is the ignorant people that are afraid to learn about the disphoria or the or gender identity crisis that people have it says love thy neighbor but people never do what a sin and the jury selection in heaven is already been made for their case before the allmighty one they worship

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  3. Tim Wenburg March 25, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    As a 52 year male I have been slowly educating myself on transgenders and their causes. Thanks Amy, D.W. and Tim for another lesson. Take care and bless you.

    • Trish August 2, 2016 at 10:40 pm

      Is that really all there is to it because that’d be fltgsergabainb.

    • http://www./ November 14, 2016 at 11:32 pm

      LOL. LOL LOL. Thats all I can say. LOL again!His legal comments as Another Anon Coward were quite interesting; but now he has “paternal concern for all the students of the country!?

  4. Rob J. Mazzacone November 5, 2015 at 6:52 am

    I’m always intrigued about the situation for I have never have had problems with gas, bisexuals, cross dressers, and now coming out more are trans. I am very proudand would love to learn more and maybe get into their life of living more so I too as I have always contributed to support and gain friends with….. it is just very. Interesting on how hard life can be…….