A teenager from Cumberland County, Ohio, says she doesn’t want her school to have a schoolgirl costume.
In a video posted Sunday on the YouTube channel of her aunt, the 13-year-old said she was told she could not wear a school uniform because she is transgender.
“I want to wear my school uniform, and I don’t know why they want to tell me not to,” the girl said in the video.
“Because it’s a costume that’s not my actual school uniform.
And it’s not something that’s really meant to represent me.
It’s just something that I want to do.”
The girl said she has been bullied and called a girl, a derogatory term she says was used at her school and said is used to identify a transgender person.
The girl says she had to change clothes at school to fit in with the school uniform that is designed to resemble a school girl.
The girl says the school doesn’t have uniforms for transgender students.
“It’s not the uniform.
It isn’t my actual uniform,” the schoolgirl said.
The school district says the girl will wear a dress in a “student-led fashion” that is “appropriate for the school” during the school year.