THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — While other schools and locales are making the news with proactive changes for transgender students, one Floridian technical school is ‘standing their ground’ and issued an ultimatum — use a single person bathroom across campus or they’ll press charges.
Trans woman Alex Wilson is studying to become a licensed practical nurse at Pinellas Technical Education Center in Clearwater, Florida and up until recently had been using a women’s bathroom in the building where her classes are taught.
After a student complained, Wilson was pulled out of class and read the riot act. Addition to facing charges if she disobeyed, she risks being kicked out of school. She was told this change was made because she was transgender. A school spokesman later said there are ‘privacy concerns for the other students.’ The spokesperson also noted that the school administration may look into this further.
Dr. Michael A. Grego Superintendent
Pinellas County Schools, (727) 588-6000
David Barnes, Executive Director of Career Technical & Adult Education
(727) 538-7167 – Fax (727) 538-7203 Toll Free: 1 (866) 503-PTEC (7832)
Related — Barring trans child from bathroom ruled discriminatory: https://lexiecannes.wordpress.com/2013/06/24/schools-barring-of-trans-child-from-girls-bathroom-ruled-discriminatory/
Proactive school district and county: https://lexiecannes.wordpress.com/2013/07/07/oregon-county-school-district-forge-ahead-with-gender-neutral-bathrooms/
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT is associated with Wipe Out Transphobia: http://www.wipeouttransphobia.com/
Read Lexie Cannes in The Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/courtney-odonnell/