Ind. School District Settles With Trans Student

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January 28, 2011


"Lambda Legal has reached a settlement with the Gary, Ind., school district, in the case of a transgender student who was barred from attending prom in a dress in 2006, and the district has adopted LGBT-inclusive policies as part of it.

"K.K. Logan, who at the time identified as a feminine male and now identifies as female, was physically blocked by the school principal from entering the West Side High School senior prom in May 2006.

"The revised policies 'will help to ensure that other students don't face discrimination because of who they are or what they wear,' said Christopher Clark, senior staff attorney in Lambda's Chicago office, who handled the case with co-counsel from the Chicago law firm of Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal. He added that the case should send a clear message to schools around the country."