Instead of getting the young man the help he clearly needs, people insist that he trample over the rights of others to make himself feel good:
A transgender teen in Missouri is at the center of a heated debate about her right to change in her high school’s girls’ locker room.
Nearly 200 students walked out of Hillsboro High School on Monday in a protest that lasted two hours.
Lila Perry, the 17-year-old at the center of the debate, reportedly identified as a gay male until she was 13 and publicly came out as transgender in February. She previously used a gender-neutral faculty bathroom but began changing in the girls’ locker room this school year before her physical education class.
Protesters were divided: One side supported Perry’s right to change in the girls’ locker room; the other wants her to continue to use the gender-neutral bathroom.
“It wasn’t too long ago white people were saying, ‘I don’t feel comfortable sharing a bathroom with a black person,’ and history repeats itself,” Perry told Fox News.
(Sidebar: ah, the old race canard…)