4:36 pm - Thursday April 24, 2014

Another Georgia School in hot water for transgender kid.

Just last night I posted about a back-wood mentality school in Georgia (USA) that cannot find its heart in accepting kids who are different than mainstream.  Today I discover yet another story of a school in Georgia that can’t accommodate a very young Seven year old transgendered boy.  Read below.

From the school’s website:

McIntosh County Middle School is located in historic Darien, Georgia along the Darien River.  MCMS applied to become a school in 1988 and was the first small school in the state of Georgia to receive the QBE Middle School Incentive Grant.  MCMS is proud to have made AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) for 2009-2010 school year.  MCMS is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

Tommy Theollyn’s son is transgender. The child’s doctor has confirmed this. Despite female genitalia,his son identifies as a boy and all the students know him as a boy. But Dr. William A. Hunter – the Superintendent of his school has demanded he use the girl’s room. On top of that, he has threatened Tommy with a call to Child Protection Services.

Here we have a parent who has worked with his child’s doctor and clearly done what is right for his son who is transgender. And here we have a school superintendent overstepping his bounds into what is quite clearly dangerous territory.

In addition to not allowing Tommy’s son to use the bathroom of the gender with which he identifies, he will not even let the child use the unisex bathroom in their school because it is a faculty restroom. This is a child who would not feel safe using the restroom which does not apply to his gender. This is a case of a school administrator bullying a child.

Tommy has started a Change.org petition targeting the McIntosh County School Board as well as the Superintendent and other members of the faculty and staff, demanding that all students be allowed safe access to bathrooms and other facilities.  Sign his petition here and add your name to the quickly growing list of people demanding protections for our youth. 

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4 Responses to “Another Georgia School in hot water for transgender kid.”

  1. August 26, 2011 at 11:07 am #

    I am a transgender woman,that has to deal with closed minded biggots,everyday.I hope that your son will someday soon be able to live life in peace and have a normal childhood.He is very lucky to have his family support.Im 42 and still have zero support from my family.

  2. August 26, 2011 at 7:26 pm #

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLKxQ_UKXSw

    Trans student in Florida is harassed by staff. I don’t know how these kids cope.

  3. August 27, 2011 at 8:24 am #

    this is so wrong,, what is the matter with this world we have to teach our children to accept all types of people in our society,, this poor child is being victimised by an adult who shouldnt be in his position in a school…he has no right to be head of anything if he cant be more open minded ,no wonder there is so much hatred amongst the younger generation,,, he should resign hes not fit for this position

  4. August 27, 2011 at 10:24 am #

    Inthought that the US was about freedom and equality. This is a sign of on group’s ignorance and intolerance of someone who is different. This goes against every principal that our country was built on. And, other than at home, school should be a safe place for all children to be accepted for who they are. Why would these people want to make this transition any harder for such a young child. What sort of lesson is this young man being taught about acceptance and safety. This group of people need to get off their high, judgmental horse and think of the message they are sending to every child attending school in this district. Each of these people should be ashamed of themselves and look beyond their own ignorance and think of the children they are affecting with it.