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Using the restroom in peace

Using the restroom in peace

Logan Crews, opinions editor

February 24, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

I didn’t realize how much of a luxury it was to pee in public until I no longer felt safe in a binary bathroom. Even though my body didn’t physically change when I came out as transgender, I no longer feel welcome in women’s restrooms. Even though my mind is male through and through, I’m not ...

LGBT podcast: Being transgender in high school

LGBT podcast: Being transgender in high school

Logan Crews, opinions editor

February 23, 2018


Filed under LGBT

Logan Crews, opinions editor, and Hayden Wilson, sophomore, talk about their experiences being transgender in high school from coming out to bathrooms to awkward encounters.

To find oneself

To find oneself

Ally Ortmann, features writer

December 6, 2017


Filed under Features

Known for being an openly transgender student dedicated to securing rights for the LGBTQ+ community, Hayden Wilson, sophomore, has struggled to gain freedom from society and his own mind. Hayden was diagnosed with depression in October of his eighth grade year while still identifying with his birth sex. Hayden was born female and had not questioned his sexual or gender identity until finding l...

To pee or not to pee?

To pee or not to pee?

Claire Boysen, opinions writer

October 7, 2016


Filed under Opinions

You raise your hand and ask if you may use the restroom. The teacher says “sure”, so you get up and walk to the hallway. And that’s when you realize, you must make a choice: women’s or men’s. Which will you choose? Or, like some students at KHS, is it neither? With people identifying as a gender besides...

Neutral is normal

Neutral is normal

Julia Wunning-Zimmer, opinions writer

May 12, 2015


Filed under Opinions

They might make up only 0.3 percent of the population of the United States, according to Gary J. Gates. It might be something people aren’t used to. It might be something people are afraid of talking about. But a person who is transgender should not be “known” for anything. People who are transgender a...

KHS makes accomodations for transgender students

KHS makes accomodations for transgender students

Abby Christensen, news editor

October 9, 2014


Filed under News

His mother teased him about it and his father told him to stop seeking attention. He said his family practically disowned him for it. His peers and teachers refused to use male pronouns around him, and he was not allowed to use the male restrooms, or try out for the male sports teams, even though he...

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