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Transgender Teen Accused of Harassing Classmates By Using Girl’s Rest Room; Her Mother Speaks Out

Jane Doe

Earlier this month, the concerned bigots at California-based Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) reported that multiple students had complained about a transgender teen at Florence High School in Colorado was using the girl’s restroom and harassing her classmates. According to the school superintendent, however, those claims were completed fabricated. In response, PJI admitted that while it may embellished some of the details, it believes allowing trans students equal access to facilities is “inherently harassing.”

This week, a writer at TransAdvocate reached out to the teen and her parents about the story, which has made international headlines. The 16-year-old student is being referred to as “Jane Doe,” out of respect for her privacy.

According to Jane’s mother, Jane transitioned from male to female about two years ago. The family learned about the controversy when the school was bombarded with media requests after a small group of parents held a poorly attended rally protesting Jane’s use of girls’ restrooms. Afterwards, Jane found PJI’s complaint online.

“She was upset,” Jane’s mother said in the interview. “It made her panic. She saw where their story had become international news and she saw what people were saying. It gave her anxiety attacks.”

She continued: “She kept asking me how people could do that to her. She saw all this negative stuff about her and she can’t understand how they could say those things when they don’t even know who she is as a person. They don’t know what this does to a kid.”

PJI doesn’t seem to know or care. In an interview with WorldNetDaily titled “Transgender Boy Invades Girls’ Bathroom,” PJI attorney Matthew McReynolds doubled down, telling an interviewer: “It’s our position that a teenage boy’s presence into the bathroom for teenage girls is inherently harassing … It’s also intimidating when you have a boy like this, who is not a freshman, going in there with younger freshman girls. They feel violated. They feel intimidated.”

He continued: “Our students are in a scenario where they’re being told: If you don’t want to be in this situation where this guy walks in while you’re in the bathroom, then you’ve got to confine yourself to one staff bathroom that is very inconvenient, that’s not even open all the time that they’re on campus for athletic activities and things like that. You just have to give up your right to use the other dozen or so bathrooms on campus. You just have to clear out so that this one other student can do whatever he wants.”

When asked if she would like to say anything to PJI, Jane’s mother replied: “What you’re doing isn’t right. You say that you’re a God-loving people but you’ve targeted my daughter – a kid – like this. You shouldn’t do this to any kid. You should be ashamed. You’re wrong for what you’ve done to my daughter.”

Photo credit: TransAdvocate

On:           Oct 24, 2013
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    • Teleny

      Why are these douche’s so obsessed with bathrooms?

      Oct 24, 2013 at 10:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Josh in OR

      @Teleny: Because that’s where THEY go to pick up men. They don’t want anyone else using the bathrooms for their intended purpose, because who wants to hook up with rough trade with THAT stink in the air?

      Oct 24, 2013 at 11:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bozen

      Looks more like a “Jordyn Doe”

      Oct 24, 2013 at 11:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Greg Garavani

      Ugh fuck these assholes, that poor girl is going through so much now from all the religious bigots who are spreading lies. Hopefully she has good support and can reach out to the community for it, how dare they try and defame one of our kind.

      Oct 25, 2013 at 4:04 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DarkZephyr

      @Bozen: What does that mean?

      Oct 25, 2013 at 8:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GreatGatsby2011

      “They don’t know what this does to a kid.”

      She’s giving them too much credit. They know exactly what this does to a kid. They’ve watched the news. They just don’t care because they’re awful human beings.

      “You just have to clear out so that this one other student can do whatever he wants.”

      The students don’t HAVE to do anything. They choose to use another bathroom due to an irrational aversion to sharing a bathroom with a transgender student. Should they choose to join the rest of us in the 21st century, then those dozen or so other bathrooms are available for them to use.

      Oct 25, 2013 at 9:06 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kevin B

      I don’t get it. If you’re THAT concerned about what this girl might see in there, close the stall door. We’re not talking about a shower or a locker room here, just a bathroom.

      Oct 25, 2013 at 9:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
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      Oct 25, 2013 at 9:26 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam

      ” In response, PJI admitted that while it may embellished some of the details, it believes allowing trans students equal access to facilities is “inherently harassing.””

      So in other words they lied and got caught and now they are trying to deflect attention from that.

      Oct 25, 2013 at 9:29 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bozen

      @DarkZephyr: It means “Jane” sounds really plain, and most T people I know always choose names like “Fayth” or “Desdemona” or “Lilac” or something

      Oct 25, 2013 at 6:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dixie Rect

      This still sounds like a John Waters movie. Big bad scary Trans terrorizes teen girl in toilet.

      Oct 25, 2013 at 7:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • bobmister250

      SUE SUE SUE SUE SUE!!!!! These idiots need to suffer fiscally for their crimes. Possible causes of action include intentional infliction of emotional distress and slander/libel. If you’re reading this (I highly doubt that you are) please take legal action. For help in this matter contact Lambda Legal’s South Central office at 214-219-8585.

      Oct 28, 2013 at 12:21 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
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      Oct 28, 2013 at 8:49 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • vklortho

      @Bozen: I sometimes joke about how Ayden and Zoe are pretty much trans names, but in reality most of us are pretty boring when it comes to picking one out. Especially those who just feminize/masculinize their old name. :P

      Oct 29, 2013 at 7:44 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ait10101

      @RebeccaConner: So your mother is lesbian, is she, and she runs a lesbian brothel on the internet? Or do you have some other reason for being here?

      Oct 29, 2013 at 10:33 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ait10101

      What a jerk!

      Oct 29, 2013 at 10:34 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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