A female student says administrators at her Long Island high school made her sign a contract promising to stop flip flopping her gender.
The student who was a born a girl decided she wanted to live life as the masculine gender. The student asked Valley Stream South High School administrators to recognize her as a boy complete with a male name.
According to the NY Post, a school social worker asked the student to delay the change until this year — because the change was a lengthy and complicated process for the school.
“That wasn’t true and I knew it wasn’t true,” the student told The Post. “After I insisted on it, they made the change in a few days.”
Things went well at the school. The girl’s classmates played along and referred to her by her chosen male name.
Then at the start of the new school year the girl decided to switch back to the female gender and use her real name again.
Her guidance counselor agreed to the change, but this time she handed the girl a contract affirming she will stop flip flopping her gender.
The student agreed to sign the contract but felt she should never have been put in that position. “They should have just supported me in my decision either way,” she said.
“A student should feel safe to figure their identity out no matter how many times they change who they are.”
The openly lesbian student told The Post that she decided to live as a girl again because a younger relative was set to attend the school.
“My parents and friends knew but some of my other relatives — mainly my grandparents — didn’t know,” she said. “I was worried that this relative would tell them and I just couldn’t deal with that at this point.”
The girl said she is likely to stay a female for the foreseeable future.
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