Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference

Transgender: Allow Us To Be Us

Transgender: Allow Us To Be Us

A week ago, Cromwell High School allowed Andraya Yearwood, a female transgender student, to run on the girls' track team. The school was supportive of Andraya's transition and decision to run on the team, as were the schools against which she ran, according to news reports. This wonderful acceptance of Andraya as she is resonates with me — as a transgender person, I know this kind of respect is not always accorded transgender people.

Eight years ago, I graduated from Glastonbury High School after having come out as transgender. About two weeks before graduation, I realized that I had come out after ordering my graduation robe. This meant that, although I was a boy, I would be...

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