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Trans girl, 9, wins fight to use girls’ school toilets

When her mother told the school officials her daughter wanted to wear girls' clothes, she was forced to sign a document banning her from netball or swimming.

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24th June 2013 00:44

Alessia Valenza

A nine-year-old Australian child has won her fight to use the girls’ school toilets, denied to her because she is transgender. Known as ‘Jane’, the nine-year-old up until this year had attended the same school dressed in boy’s clothing.

When her mother told the Queensland school her daughter wanted to come to school dressed in girls’ clothes, she was forced to sign a document saying her child would adhere to dress code, use the disabled toilet, and not compete in women’s netball or swimming. 

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