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Read Transgender Rights Project Director Jennifer Levi’s reflections on this case and being inspired by Trina.

GLAD obtained a landmark ruling, in the first reported decision ever in a case brought by a transgender student, that a middle school may not prohibit a transgender student from expressing her female gender identity. Disciplining a transgender student for wearing girls’ clothing deprives her of a right to an equal educational opportunity and targets her unfairly based on her transgender status.

GLAD brought the case against the Brockton School Department when the school prohibited our client, known in court documents only as Pat Doe, from attending school wearing what the principal considered to be girls’ clothing after nearly two years of disciplinary action against Pat for her choice of clothes.