Transgender Mississippi Student 'Leah' Supported By High School While Students Protest

Mar 1, 2013 Full story: The Huffington Post

Students at a Batesville, Miss. high school are protesting because they believe that a transgender classmate is receiving "special treatment." As WLOX 13 reports , over 30 students at South Panola High School have vocalized their opposition to a transgender girl identified only as Leah, who has been allowed to wear female clothing.

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#1 Mar 21, 2013
It takes a tremendous amount of courage to realize, accept, and announce your identity at 17 years of age. I am proud of Leah. I'm ashamed of the adults who feel threatened by such a strong individual. Change is frightening.....accept it and realize that you're not being hurt. Walk a mile in Leah's mom's shoes. This could be your child. Wouldn't you want them to be happy? Most parents would encourage their children to follow a path of happiness and peace rather than living miserably behind a lie.

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