Transgender student may wear boy’s graduation gown

RED LION, Pa. (AP) — A transgender student in central Pennsylvania will be allowed to wear a boy’s colors to next month’s graduation ceremony, but will be identified by his legal, female name.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania on Monday released a letter from a lawyer for the Red Lion School District summarizing its handling of the student, who uses the name Issak Wolfe but is enrolled as Sierra Stambaugh. The teenager says he plans to undergo a physical transition.

The ACLU asked the school to let Wolfe wear a boy’s black graduation gown instead of the yellow gowns for girls, and to have his male name read at the June 7 ceremony. District lawyer Benjamin Pratt says Wolfe may wear black, but he’ll be listed by his legal names like other students.

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