THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — Trans youth Coy Mathis, now 7, made the news in June when the Colorado Civil Rights Division, in a landmark case, ruled that the action of her school of banning her from using the girl’s bathroom violated a state law that protects transgender people.
Next month Coy is being profiled in Rolling Stone in piece titled “About A Girl”. The very first sentence is the RS piece begins with “By the time Coy Mathis was four years old, he knew one thing for sure: that he wasn’t a boy.”
When Coy was a year and a half old she loved playing dress-up more than anything else. By the time she was two, she was handing action figurines to her brother saying “this is for you.”
When she was three, she asked her mother, “when are we going to the doctor to have me fixed? . . . To get my girl parts?
But in kindergarten, Coy came home crying — “my teacher doesn’t even know I’m a girl!” This is when Coy’s parents realized they’ve bumped up against the harsh realities of our society. Later hurdles eventually resulted in the lawsuit against the school district.
Coy is now at a new school in a new city, registered as a girl, and according to her mom, is a happy little girl with ‘tons of girly-girl friends!’
This article is hands down one of the best transgender pieces written by someone outside of the community on mainstream media that I’ve read. Indeed, an ideal piece for someone trying to get a handle on the trans thing, And of course, for confused parents, this article will make a world of difference. My hat’s off to the writer, Sabrina Rubin Erdely.
I wrote about the lawsuit victory in June: https://lexiecannes.wordpress.com/2013/06/24/schools-barring-of-trans-child-from-girls-bathroom-ruled-discriminatory/
Note: There is no link to the Rolling Stone story at this writing. The magazine will likely publish the story online at a later date. www.Rollingstone.com
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