Students in Missouri left class to protest both for and against this transgender student's rights.
Lila Perry is a transgender student at Hillsboro High School in Missouri. Since Lila identifies as female, she has been changing for gym class in the girl's locker room, although she is still physically male. She opted to drop gym class because she didn't feel safe or comfortable, something a lot of people have wanted to do, but for far less drastic reasons.
On Monday, nearly 200 students left class, some in support of Lila, some in opposition. Whether or not they felt strongly, all students involved in the walkout definitely wanted an reason to get out of school for the afternoon.
Lila told Fox2Now "It wasn't too long ago white people were saying 'I don't feel comfortable sharing a bathroom with a black person' and history repeats itself... I think this is pure and simple bigotry, I think they are using their claim they are uncomfortable, to target me a transgender woman."
From the news clip below, it appears that only one parent was involved in the protest, Jeff Childs, who drove to the school to hold a neon sign and voice his opinion.
Jeff told Fox2Now: "I feel these girls have a right to their own privacy. Without the privacy they have nothing."
Lila commended the school for how they've handled everything, giving it a 9 out of 10 for supporting her. She is dealing with a heavy human rights issue on top of all the other heaping loads of crap high school doles out. By adding her voice to the transgender community, hopefully other students facing similar opposition will see they're not alone.