Transgender Teen Fights For Genderless Bathrooms

A transgender teen is lending his voice to a movement in Vermont to require the state's middle and high schools to offer genderless bathrooms.

Sixteen-year-old Kyle Giard-Chase told the Vermont Human Rights Commission on Thursday that until a year ago he was a three-sport athlete and the co-captain of the field hockey team.

The South Burlington High School senior says he was verbally harassed and physically threatened at an away game for entering the girls' restroom.

Kyle says gender-neutral bathrooms can be as simple as one-room bathrooms available to either sex.

The commission didn't take any action, but some members say the cost of single-sex bathrooms could be prohibitive for some schools.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WITN

275 E. Arlington Blvd. Greenville, NC 27858 252-439-7777
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 55735737 - witn.com/a?a=55735737