The Kirkwood Call

Call Ed: Settling for exclusion

art by Sarah Nash

TKC Staff

November 7, 2018

While playing on George Washington University’s women’s basketball team, Kye Allums became the first transgender female National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) athlete to compete Division I basketball in 2010. Three years later, Fallon Fox, American Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter, became t...

We’re still here

We're still here

Logan Crews, editor-in-chief

October 22, 2018


Menstruation as a transgender male

photo by Megan Van Buren

Annie O'Brien, health and wellness editor

October 19, 2018

One of the issues the transgender community in our country, and in our school especially, faces if dealing with menstruation as a transgender male. The main way to alleviate some of the stigma around it is education, but in the meantime, providing trash cans in the stalls of men’s bathrooms is a simple...

Using the restroom in peace

Using the restroom in peace

Logan Crews, opinions editor

February 24, 2018

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

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

Maggie Burton

Ally Ortmann, features writer

December 6, 2017

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

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

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

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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