Transgender student denied access to bathroom, told to use storage closet

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August 28, 2013

CLEARWATER, Florida - A Safety Harbor transgender nursing student says her Pinellas vocational school isn't allowing her to use the women's restroom. 

Alex Wilson, 25, has been living as a woman for four years. Now the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida is getting involved on her behalf.

"I love what I do. I love taking care of the patients and I want to learn more to better help the people I take care of," said Alex.

She's a busy woman too. Wilson is working full time as a certified nursing assistant while putting herself through school at Pinellas Technical Education Center, pTEC, so she can become a licensed practical nurse.