In Discrimination, Transgender

A child has taken on gender extremists and won!

The 13-year-old girl from the UK was taking the Oxfordshire County Council to the High Court over its ‘unfair’ transgender guidance for schools. The toolkit has now been withdrawn prior to the case advancing.

The county council issued its Trans Inclusion Toolkit last year, advising teachers in schools and colleges on how transgender students should be treated.

The guide said that transgender children should be allowed to use the changing rooms, dorms and toilets of their preferred gender. That meant if child born as a boy said they identified as a girl, they could be allowed to use the girls’ toilets.

The teen described how the toolkit was “unfair and made her feel powerless”. She also said, “I am very surprised that the council never asked the opinion of girls in Oxfordshire about what we thought before they published the toolkit. Although they have withdrawn it now, they haven’t apologised to me or said they were wrong.
I would like to know what OCC are going to do to make schools a safe place for girls going forward.”

Kirralie Smith, spokeswoman for Binary, commended the girl for her courage.

“Don’t ever underestimate the power of your voice,” she said. “Speaking out and taking a stand can make a difference. One teenager, supported by many, has taken on trans extremists and won.”

This is (a slightly edited) article from the BiNARY

Note: A scholarly publication titled Australian Perspectives on Trans gendering Children and Adolescents: Policy and Practice Implications and edited by Geoff Holloway was released in August. To download a free copy, enter the title into a Google search, or go to

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