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Elementary school refuses to speak, as twenty thousand Americans stand up for 6-year-old transgender girl

GLAAD and the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF) today announced that Eagleside Elementary School in Fountain, CO has rejected mediation in a civil rights case asking the school to allow 6 year-old transgender student Coy Mathis to use the girls' bathroom at her school.

Elementary school refuses to speak, as twenty thousand Americans stand up for 6-year-old transgender girl

March 7, 2013, New York, NY – GLAAD, the nation's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy and anti-defamation organization, and the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF) today announced that Eagleside Elementary School in Fountain, CO has rejected mediation in a civil rights case asking the school to allow 6 year-old transgender student Coy Mathis to use the girls' bathroom at her school.

COLUMN: What Not to Ask a Transgender Friend

Every other Tuesday, Steven Petrow, the author of “Steven Petrow’s Complete Gay & Lesbian Manners,” (Workman, 2011), addresses questions about gay and straight etiquette for a boomer-age audience. This question, slightly edited, is from the AIDS activist Spencer Cox, who died in December.

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March 5, 2013
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