School district that let biological male use girls’ locker room reportedly punishes father of girl who spoke out because he misgendered trans student in question

School district that let biological male use girls’ locker room reportedly punishes father of girl who spoke out because he misgendered trans student in question

A Vermont school district that let a biological male who identifies as a female use a girls’ locker room punished the father of a girl who spoke out against the move because he misgendered the trans student in question, the Daily Signal reported.

The father — Travis Allen — has been suspended without pay from his Orange Southwest Supervisory District job as coach of the Randolph Union Middle School girls’ soccer team, the outlet said.

What’s the background?

In late September, several members of the girls’ volleyball team at Randolph Union High School spoke out against the biological male using the locker room, saying the trans teammate made an inappropriate comment while they were changing.

Action was taken — but apparently not in favor of the now-uncomfortable girls’ team players.

Burlington’s WCAX-TV noted that the entire volleyball team was banned from using the locker room while officials conducted an investigation into claims that the girls harassed their trans teammate.

Allen’s daughter Blake is one of the girls who spoke out, and she reportedly said, “I feel like for stating my opinion — that I don’t want a biological man changing with me — that I should not have harassment charges or bullying charges. They should all be dropped.”

Oh, and in case you’re wondering what happened to the story on the matter from WCAX, the station actually deleted it.

WCAX news director Roger Garrity told local news outlet Seven Days the reason for pulling the story was “to prevent others from using our reporting to attack people in the transgender community.” Garrity added to the outlet that “we are now working with LGBTQ advocates on a message to the community acknowledging the harm that was caused.”

Facebook fracas

The Daily Signal said Melissa Sivvy — guardian of the trans student in question — told the outlet that the student under her care is a girl and deserves to be in girls’ spaces. Sivvy also asked in a Facebook comment for “justice for whoever was wronged,” the outlet added.

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