If other children are uncomfortable with a transgender sharing their bathroom, why should they have to accept that situation? Despite scientific explanations that you can offer for transgeder identification, many adolescents will always find it discomforting. Why aren’t advocates for transgender acceptance more sensitive to the feelings of the vast majority of the population?

Ideally, in public settings such as schools, transgenders would be allowed to use private bathrooms. If such an arrangement is not available the transgender should be required to use the bathroom that matches the student’s gender as classified by their pediatrician.


This is somewhat disturbing. Let us change the word transgender with African American.

If other children are uncomfortable with an African American sharing their bathroom, why should they have to accept that situation? Despite scientific explanations that you can offer for African American identification, will always find it comforting. Why are't advocates for African Americans acceptance more sensitive to the feeling of the vast majority of the population?

Ideally, in public setting such as schools, African Americans would be allowed to use private bathrooms. If such an arrangement is not available the African American  should be required to use the bathroom that matches the student's color.


Such a comment would be considered bigoted and illegal for African Americans. Why not for transgender people?

Laura Pickering
3/29/2013 20:08:46

Indeed. If other kids are uncomfortable sharing a bathroom with a transgender student, the other kids should use an alternate bathroom. Let them label themselves as bigots rather than forcing transgender students to label themselves as transgender

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Kaylob Chenaille
4/28/2013 21:31:18

The other children feel uncomfortable because they are taught to feel that way by society. Parents and adults need to teach children that not everyone is the same and there is no reason to feel uncomfortable around a transgender individual.

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