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Transgender Identity Around the World: The United States


Gloucester County High School senior Gavin Grimm, a transgender student, speaks during a news conference in Richmond, Va., Monday, March 6, 2017. The Supreme Court is leaving the issue of transgender rights in schools to lower courts for now after backing out of a high-profile case Monday of the Virginia high school student who sued to be able to use the boys’ bathroom.

This is the final installment of our series on transgender identity around the world, produced and hosted by Worldview production assistant Anna Waters. Gavin Grimm is a teenage transgender activist who sued his Virginia school district for banning him from the boys’ restroom in his public high school. After a years-long legal battle that took Grimm to the Supreme Court, a federal judge finally ruled in May that the district engaged in unlawful discrimination. Now a freshman at Berkeley City College, Grimm joins us to discuss his legal fight and experience growing up in the United States as a transgender person. 

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