Transgender teen in national spotlight visits WSU

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Transgender teen in national spotlight visits WSU

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

A transgender teenager from Virginia whose case made it to the U.S. Supreme Court spoke to a large group Saturday night at Wright State University.

Gavin Grimm’s legal battle surrounded his school district’s policy on restrooms, but the 18-year-old said transgender rights don’t end there.

Even though justices sent his case back to a lower court, Grimm — represented by the ACLU — said he hopes the conversations continue.

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“I think it’s more important now than ever to elevate these voices,” Grimm said during an event sponsored by an LGBT organization at the campus in Fairborn.

The timing of the event comes just days after President Trump announced on social media in a series of Tweets that strategy and costs are behind plans to ban transgender individuals from serving in the U.S. military.

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“It’s a disgrace that people cannot serve our country because of who they are,” Grimm said.

“These days are a very, very scary time for transgender people ... regarding bathrooms, regarding everything else, but the fact that we’re even having these conversations speaks to progress.”

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