THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — A Washington state law prevents Evergreen State College of Olympia, Wash., from denying trans people like Colleen Francis from equal access to state facilities, so a school district using the college pool for their swim teams decided to use a different dressing room elsewhere on the campus to appease parents who were in an uproar about a ‘man in the women’s locker room.’
A parent told a Seattle television station of her concern that ‘her daughter and teammates have a safe and comfortable place to swim.’
Rather than educate parents and their kids about equality and their fallacy based concerns, the Olympia School District did an end run around the state law — a “temporary solution” they say, but in actuality, a final ugly slap in the face to a trans person the law is designed to protect.
Colleen Francis said she felt discriminated against when an apparent parent approached her in the locker room and told her she had to leave.
Parent Kristi Holterman: “They’re (the swim team kids) uncomfortable with him being in there, her, being in there and are shocked by it.”
The Evergreen State College ought to ban the school district until they are willing to use the pool facilities like everyone else. As for the Olympia School District: Supt. Dick Cvitanichl — what is it going to be? A teachable moment or hiding the kids?
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