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Transgender student to wear boy's graduation gown

Written by The Associated Press | May 6, 2013 3:31 PM
Rainbow flag, gay rights

(Red Lion) -- A transgender student in York County will be allowed to wear a boy's colors to next month's graduation ceremony, but will be identified by his legal, female name.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania has released a letter from a lawyer for the Red Lion School District summarizing its handling of the student, who uses the name Issak Wolfe but is enrolled as Sierra Stambaugh. The teenager says he plans to undergo a physical transition.

The ACLU had asked the school to let Wolfe wear a boy's black graduation gown instead of the yellow gowns for girls, and to have his male name read at the June 7th ceremony. District lawyer Benjamin Pratt says Wolfe may wear black, but he'll be listed by his legal names like other students.

This story has been updated.

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