Hillsboro Trans Student Lila Perry Says “It’s Dehumanizing” to Use Gender Neutral Bathroom (VIDEO)

A few dozen student and adult supporters turned out Friday night from the surrounding area to support transgender student Lila Perry.
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The protesters want more money and effort to organizations that promote transgender students.

Lila Perry made national news after she started using the girls locker room at rural Hillsboro high school.
The school had set aside a gender neutral bathroom for the student’s use.

TGP reporter Adam Sharp attended the event and had a chance to speak with student Lila Perry.
Perry says she was asked to use a gender neutral bathroom but that it was “dehumanizing” and that’s why he started using the girls lockeroom and bathroom.

Lila Perry: I’m fighting for transgender rights not just for me but for all transgender students across the state… I used the girls restroom and people kind of lost it.

Adam Sharp: And there were reports that there was an extra bathroom made available to you. Is that correct?

Lila Perry: It was. But it’s very dehumanizing to be reduced to just “gender neutral” to where I feel like they’re just going to take all of us and put us in our own bathroom which I don’t like.

Perry also told Adam that her parents are not supporting her with her protest statement and lifestyle choices.

Lila Perry: They just tell me they want to be left out of it and they also don’t accept me being transgender.

Perry said the school district has been supportive and trying to work with her.

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