Isabella Burgos is a boy who identifies as a girl and started using the girls’ bathroom this year. A few weeks ago, a mother of one of Isabella’s classmates allegedly confronted the student inside the school twice in one day.
“She approached my daughter and, right to her face, pointing in her face with her finger, said, “You’re not allowed to use the girls’ bathroom anymore,” recounts Dale Burgos, the student’s mother.
The school has told Isabella to use the gender-neutral washroom. The River East Transcona School Division, which governs the school, says that approach follows the rules set out by the Manitoba human rights commission, which says that transgender students should use their schools’ gender-neutral washrooms.
Actual girls have a right to privacy away from boys who identify as girls.