Trans boy demands apology after being misgendered by teacher

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Iowa trans teen wants his teacher to apologize to him for calling him a girl multiple times. The ACLU of Iowa wrote a letter on Friday to the Newton school district. The boy came out as transgender 2 years before, but his teacher never stopped to address him as a girl. It states that the boy had written “love trumps hate” on his forearm, but was told to wash it off or go away. ACLU sent the letter this week, on the anniversary of the 48th year since the Tinker v Des Moines Independent School District, which affirmed students’ rights to free speech. “The irony is not lost on us, a half-century later. Students are still fighting the same fundamental battle for freedom of speech,” ACLU spokesman said adding that such an attitude is disrespectful and harassing. It comes days after the Trump administration rescinded guidance introduced under the Obama administration, which protected trans students’ right to use a gender-appropriate bathroom.

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