Pennsylvania school district refuses to change policy on transgender students

LGBTQ Nation
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May 7, 2013

The Red Lion Area School District (RLASD) has refused to change its policy regarding transgender candidates for prom court, nor will it agree to allow transgender students to use a name at graduation to match their gender identity, according to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). In a letter from the school district’s solicitor, the Red Lion School district said it would read the “legal name” of a transgender student at graduation, and not his chosen male name by which he identifies. RLASD’s treatment of its transgender students became an issue last month after Issak Wolfe, was denied the chance to run for prom king when his principal placed his female birth name in the column for “prom queen,” despite repeated requests to be listed in accordance with his gender identity.