Transgender High Schooler Speaks Out After Hundreds Of Her Classmates Protest Her Using The Girls’ Locker Room!

Hillsboro High School students protest a transgender classmate using the girl's locker room.

It looks like the city of Hillsboro, Missouri didn’t get the memo that it’s 2015.

More than 150 students at Hillsboro High School staged a walkout that lasted nearly two hours on Monday, and it was all because their transgender classmate Lila Perry wanted to use the girl’s locker room.

Lila was born a boy but has identified as female since she was 13 years old, and she says for the most part school officials have been very understanding and accommodating towards her.

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However, some of her classmates were singing a different tune as they claimed they were uncomfortable sharing a locker room with the high school senior.

Lila hasn’t been afraid to share her thoughts on the matter so far, and she’s definitely not holding back now:

“There’s a lot of ignorance, they are claiming that they’re uncomfortable. I don’t believe for a second that they are. I think this is pure and simple bigotry.”

Sadly, a lot of locals and relatives are adding the fuel to the fire by also protesting, and some have even stooped as low as suggesting that Lila is “pretending” to be transgender so she can sneak into the girl’s locker room.

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Some parents seem to think a solution would be to give Lila her own locker room to change in, but she is NOT buying that as an answer:

“I wasn’t hurting anyone and I didn’t want to feel segregated out. I didn’t want to be in the gender neutral bathroom. I am a girl, I shouldn’t be pushed off to another bathroom.”

It’s so disappointing to see an entire community showing so little understanding and compassion for a teenager who just wants to fit in, especially in this day and age.

It’s unclear what Hillsboro High School plans on doing in the long run, but for now Lila has completely dropped out of gym class out of fear for her safety.

Check out the entire disappointing story (below):

[Image via KMOV.]

Sep 1, 2015 5:53pm PDT

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