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Georgia school denies use of boy's bathroom to transgender child
Atlanta Journal ^ | 9-15-11 | Christian Boone

Posted on 09/15/2011 11:59:10 AM PDT by Brookhaven

The father of a 7-year-old born a girl said the second-grader, prohibited from using the boys bathroom at school in McIntosh County, has never fit traditional gender roles.

At 18 months, the child told Tommy Theollyn, 28, "I'm a boy."

The child's father, who gave birth a year before beginning his own gender transition, said he wants school officials in this rural southeast Georgia county to view his son the way the child has always viewed himself.

"I'm fighting to get a second grader back in school," said Theollyn, who pulled his son out of Todd Grant Elementary after his teacher forced the youth to use the girls bathroom.

The 28-year-old Atlanta native on Thursday will present a petition to the McIntosh Board of Education containing roughly 40,000 signatures supporting Theollyn and his son, nicknamed "D."

"My child is transgender; put simply this means he looks like and identifies as a boy, but has the body parts assigned to girls," Theollyn writes in the petition posted Aug. 24 on Change.org. "Forcing him to use a bathroom that does not match his presentation effectively discloses his status as a transgender child and thus endangers him."

D. effectively came out as a boy last year, Theollyn told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He even began telling classmates he was trans.

"Last year, we reached a very distinct and definite point when [his son] identified as a boy," said Theollyn, adding D. typically dresses as a boy.

There was little controversy at the time because D. was attending a more liberal private school in Atlanta, his father said. Financial problems forced Theollyn and his son south to McIntosh County: population 14,333.

Theollyn met preemptively with his son's teacher, who said she would accommodate D., allowing him to use the boys facility when it was unoccupied.

After D. was told to use the girls bathroom instead, Theollyn arranged a meeting with McIntosh school superintendent William Hunter, who threatened to alert the state's Child Protective Services division about the situation. The superintendent did not return calls for comment from the AJC; Theollyn said CPS was never contacted.

"All I'm asking for is a conversation," said Theollyn, adding he understands why people may have a difficult time accepting his son's situation. "I'm not offended that people are concerned about the welfare of my child. Their questions are valid."

Theollyn said he has taken D. to a child psychologist and pediatricians who verified his son has reached his own conclusions about his gender identity.

"We sought help as a family to find out what we should do, how we should handle this," he said. "People should know I'm not the one who told him he's trans. That came from him."

The American Psychological Association advises parents of "gender-atypical" children to work with schools to address their needs and ensure their safety.

"In most cases it is not helpful to simply force the child to act in a more gender-typical way," the APA said.

Theollyn said he's talked with other parents of trans children who've faced similar problems, though overall more people are understanding of the challenges those kids face.

"Things seem to be changing," Theollyn said. "Kids are coming out younger and they're being heard earlier."

But he acknowledges McIntosh County may not be as open to transgender persons as, say, San Francisco or Atlanta.

"This is Step 1," Theollyn said. "The next step will be to take on issues of bullying that will inevitably arise."

D. understands the situation, said his father.

"I'd say he's pretty well-aware," Theollyn said. "He talks intelligently about it."

Mostly, "he just wants to go to school and be safe," he said.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: endtimes; genderiddisorder; homonaziagenda; homonazism; homopsychoagenda; homosexualagenda; homosexualism; lastdays; leftismoncampus; lgbt; moralabsolutes; parentsshouldbeshot; restrooms; shootparents; transgender
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1 posted on 09/15/2011 11:59:17 AM PDT by Brookhaven
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To: Brookhaven

Oh boy! What do we have here? Somebody who has lost their way and transferring his ideas to it’s children!!


2 posted on 09/15/2011 12:01:55 PM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: Brookhaven

I don’t suppose that there’s any chance at all that the kid is just confused and traumatized by what his mommy/daddy did?


3 posted on 09/15/2011 12:02:07 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Brookhaven
The child's father, who gave birth a year before beginning his own gender transition

Oh reaaaallllyyyyyy?

4 posted on 09/15/2011 12:02:25 PM PDT by Mr. Bird
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To: Brookhaven
The child's father, who gave birth a year before beginning his own gender transition

Just a coincidence. lol

5 posted on 09/15/2011 12:03:00 PM PDT by Huck (If you are in a union, then bow to your COMMIE masters.)
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To: Brookhaven

Words I would like to use would get me banned. So I’ll just settle for “Scum of the earth”!!!!!!


6 posted on 09/15/2011 12:03:22 PM PDT by taillightchaser (The last hope for America--2012)
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To: Brookhaven
"The child's father, who gave birth a year before beginning his own gender transition"

Biologically incorrect and impossible; father's do not "give birth", literally. These sex deviates are part of the growing trend for societal-maladjusted deviates to force their problem on society for support of their lifestyle choices.

7 posted on 09/15/2011 12:03:28 PM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Brookhaven
The child's father, who gave birth a year before beginning his own gender transition,

This is undoubtedly a complete coincidence, right? Can't have anything to do with the kid making the choices she's making. Nope, just a normal family situation with a kid who out of nowhere decides to be transgender. Yeah, right.

8 posted on 09/15/2011 12:04:22 PM PDT by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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To: Brookhaven

frigging idiot parents, what’s the betting they never have corrected the child, they never brought the child up as a girl and has the view that the child needs to find themselves.

She’s born a girl she has what a girl has then she’s a frigging girl end of.

Notice how it was homosexuals want rights
now cross dressers, even sicko’s like a man thinking he is a woman but likes women sexually therefore he looks at himself as a lesbian, idiot he is.

Next it will be child molesters.

The pervs , the sick minded etc know they don’t have the time as their messiah will get booted out so they’re pushing these stories as fast as they can and then try and pass laws., well even more laws.

The child needs mental help after the abuse by this parent and the parent needs child development help


9 posted on 09/15/2011 12:04:58 PM PDT by manc (Hannity admitted he is socially liberal, another phony conservative,1man +1 woman=marriage)
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To: Brookhaven

If someone can show me an XX to XY transfer (or vis a versa), I will show them a transgender person. Otherwise, it’s like hanging christmas balls on a Palm Tree and calling it a Pine.


10 posted on 09/15/2011 12:05:11 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: Brookhaven
The child's father, who gave birth a year before beginning his own gender transition,...

Hominah, hominah, hominah...

 

11 posted on 09/15/2011 12:05:54 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: traditional1

ah you noticed how the article writes that as if it is normal.

The child needs to be taken away from this fool and needs mental help after the abuse she has received.

Then the left say their new social views does not hurt a child, well really, here is proof


12 posted on 09/15/2011 12:06:45 PM PDT by manc (Hannity admitted he is socially liberal, another phony conservative,1man +1 woman=marriage)
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To: Brookhaven

This a synthetic dream conjured up by parents.

Anyway, I’m a proud lesbian and love women.... /s

But, I do luv women.


13 posted on 09/15/2011 12:07:23 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Mr. Bird
The child's father, who gave birth a year before beginning his own gender transition

I'm not stupid but I had to read that several times before I could make heads or tails of it. In my world that just does not compute.

14 posted on 09/15/2011 12:07:51 PM PDT by all the best
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To: Brookhaven

WHERE are the Child Protective Services department when you need them?

If ever there was a clear-cut case of child abuse - this is it.


15 posted on 09/15/2011 12:08:00 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Brookhaven
At 18 months, the child told Tommy Theollyn, 28, "I'm a boy."

So what? When they were little, both of my sons said they were a girl. It goes like this:
Me: I'm a boy. Mama's a girl. Are you a boy or a girl?
Innocent little boy: A girl!
At a young age, they identify with their mother and want to be like them. They don't understand the difference and what the words mean. The difference here is that the rest of the conversation at my house went:
Me: No, you're a boy.

Whereas at the freak's house it probably went something like: "Oh, you are? Well, you must be transgendered, just like your Mommy/Daddy/Moddy. We'll make sure that you are a freak, just like your Dammy. Now look at my new parts."

16 posted on 09/15/2011 12:09:03 PM PDT by tnlibertarian (Don't mend SS, end it.)
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To: Brookhaven

Poor kid.


17 posted on 09/15/2011 12:09:07 PM PDT by ConservativeWarrior (In last year's nests, there are no birds this year.)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

Now you’ve done it!

Next you’ll have the Darwin defenders telling us how it can happen.


18 posted on 09/15/2011 12:09:20 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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A jackass #ing up the mind of a child...


19 posted on 09/15/2011 12:09:21 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been Redistributed. Here's your damn Change!)
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To: Brookhaven

“At 18 months, the child told Tommy Theollyn, 28, “I’m a boy.””

I wonder what Tommy would have done if the kid told him she was a tomato.

When kids are 18 months old they say all kinds of weird things, if you can even understand what they are saying, we don’t necessarily take them seriously.


20 posted on 09/15/2011 12:09:35 PM PDT by texaschick
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To: Brookhaven

Child abuse, plain and simple.

Firing squad is too good for this pervert.


21 posted on 09/15/2011 12:09:45 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: Brookhaven
The child's father, who gave birth a year before beginning his own gender transition, said he wants school officials in this rural southeast Georgia county to view his son the way the child has always viewed himself.

I had to read this three times. If anyone someday wants to challenge themselves to make a family tree for the Theollyns...well, it won't fork, it will instead contort itself into a pretzel.

It is bad enough liberalism has encouraged the mental illness found in the adult in this story, but to allow that adult to then visit it on a child...unspeakable.
22 posted on 09/15/2011 12:09:48 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Brookhaven
Another “Leave it to Beaver” moment. Wally comes home from school and learns that Beaver wants to be called Sally. Ward and June think it is wonderful. Tonight on CBS at 9:00 p.m. ET.
23 posted on 09/15/2011 12:10:28 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: texaschick

That would have been pureed coincidence and quite saucy indeed.


24 posted on 09/15/2011 12:11:33 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Brookhaven

Nuts, the kid has none, so it pees with the girls. Typical case of garbage in garbage out.


25 posted on 09/15/2011 12:11:51 PM PDT by org.whodat (so Perry's purchase price starts at $5001.00: and $29,000 , was a sell.)
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To: Brookhaven

Like stretched elastic, society will only take this crap for so long, and when that day comes it won’t be pretty. History is rife with instances of the trash being taken out when the smell gets unbearable.


26 posted on 09/15/2011 12:13:31 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Brookhaven

This why people with severe mental problems should be allowed to adopt, keep, teach, or counsel children


27 posted on 09/15/2011 12:16:50 PM PDT by dirtymac (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country!)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

“balls on a Palm Tree and calling it a Pine.”, with that, the King laugh he had two!


28 posted on 09/15/2011 12:16:55 PM PDT by GOYAKLA (Re-flush Congress in 2012, some crap remains!)
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To: Brookhaven

“The child’s father, who gave birth a year before beginning his own gender transition,”

This insane person should not be rearing a child.


29 posted on 09/15/2011 12:17:02 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: Brookhaven
It sounds like the Dad is more in need of therapy than the daughter. My youngest daughter liked her hair cut short, hanging around with Dad, playing catch, hiking, using hand tools and wearing boy's clothes up until age 8.

I rather enjoyed it because we hadn't been blessed with a boy and it was really nice to have a little shadow. Both my wife and I knew that was a stage a lot of girls go through, including my big sis who was the only girl among six brothers.

The turning point came rather suddenly one day when a lady in a store where we were shopping remarked "What a cute little boy!" She took off her baseball hat, stomped on it, retorted "I'm a girl!" and walked out. From that day forward, she would still pal around with Dad, but insisted on wearing dresses or girl colors like pink.

This spring, she blessed us with our first grandson. She is a wonderful mother and my son-in-law knows he is damn lucky to have her for a wife.

The point of this anecodote is society does not halve to accomodate to every child's fantasy, including those of adult children who don't outgrow them.

30 posted on 09/15/2011 12:21:14 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: dirtymac

“This why people with severe mental problems should be allowed to adopt, keep, teach, or counsel children”

Sorry! Forgot the Sarcasm tag.


31 posted on 09/15/2011 12:21:21 PM PDT by dirtymac (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country!)
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To: traditional1
Biologically incorrect and impossible

If I'm reading correctly, I think it gave birth when it was a "she."

32 posted on 09/15/2011 12:23:06 PM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Persevero

He probably will when he gets a chance.


33 posted on 09/15/2011 12:23:34 PM PDT by dirtymac (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country!)
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To: Brookhaven

The child’s father, who gave birth
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OKaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay


34 posted on 09/15/2011 12:29:07 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Brookhaven

Make her use a urinal.


35 posted on 09/15/2011 12:29:50 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Brookhaven
The child's father, who gave birth a year before beginning his own gender transition, said he wants school officials in this rural southeast Georgia county to view his son the way the child has always viewed himself.

A little projecting there dude(tte)...

36 posted on 09/15/2011 12:31:09 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: Brookhaven
Second grade... hell they just found out that they have a belly button. This is pure evil.

LLS

37 posted on 09/15/2011 12:32:38 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Is the person that you support a Crony Capitalist... A.K.A. CRAPITALIST?)
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To: Genoa
If I'm reading correctly, I think it gave birth when it was a "she."

It was a "she" from the instant of its conception, and will be a "she" at her death.

Right now, unfortunately, she's a horribly-mutilated "she".

38 posted on 09/15/2011 12:33:51 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Brookhaven

At 18 months, the child told Tommy Theollyn, 28, “I’m a boy.”
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the child finished her errrr his thesis for a doctorate in gender determination that same year no doubt...


39 posted on 09/15/2011 12:34:03 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana

Poor kid. He needs a real parent.


40 posted on 09/15/2011 12:37:28 PM PDT by Brownie63
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To: tnlibertarian

I remember when my son was 3 or so and started trying to understand marriage. He was told that you married the girl that you loved more than anything. He was determined that he wanted to marry Momma. Young children say all sorts of things.


41 posted on 09/15/2011 12:38:45 PM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: Brownie63

The kid is a she

and the “parent” is a she

The she parent was quite happy to act as the she in the sex act that conceived the little girl...

Lets not drink the kool ade too...

Lets call things as God made them...


42 posted on 09/15/2011 12:40:55 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Brookhaven

I’d say this family is, well...


43 posted on 09/15/2011 12:42:30 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I want a Triple A president for our Triple A country)
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To: Brookhaven

(Spelled backwards for politeness’ sake)

HOLY PARC!!

I mean, you can’t make this @#%& up!

Or can GiBLeT people (I’d better stop. Retch reflux is in progress.)


44 posted on 09/15/2011 12:43:16 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("Deport all Muslims. Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: all the best

“The child’s father, who gave birth a year before beginning his own gender transition”

I read it over & over, trying to understand what I was misreading. Oh, it isn’t that I wasn’t understanding it, it’s written incorrectly. It should say....

“The child’s MOTHER, who gave birth a year before beginning HER own gender transition.”

NOW, it makes sense, and is also accurate. The writer is a MORON.

Regardless of whatever changes the mother went through, she was a “she” and a “mother” at the time of the child’s birth.

“GAVE birth”, Past tense. “A year BEFORE”, that’s a year past tense.


45 posted on 09/15/2011 12:46:29 PM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: Brookhaven

I admit it. I am a transexual lesbian trapped in a mans body sexually attracted exclusively to women.

I even like subarus


46 posted on 09/15/2011 12:47:30 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing an idiot)
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To: Brookhaven

“After D. was told to use the girls bathroom instead, Theollyn arranged a meeting with McIntosh school superintendent William Hunter, who threatened to alert the state’s Child Protective Services division about the situation.”

Kudos to you Superintendent Hunter, I wish you would have called child services on this family of freaks!


47 posted on 09/15/2011 12:47:59 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Brookhaven
Remember back in the day when we had court ordered sterilizations? Not so sure we shouldn't bring them back.
48 posted on 09/15/2011 12:50:42 PM PDT by animal172 (Please Lord. Come get the liberals.)
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To: Brookhaven

Won’t it be a little odd when this boy starts having his period?


49 posted on 09/15/2011 12:51:07 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

My youngest (3) and I have playful arguments when he calls his Mom ‘Honey’ after I call her that. Like, I’ll be leaving with him in the morning, and I’ll say, “Bye, Honey.” Then, he’ll say, “Bye, Honey.” I’ll say, “No, she’s my Honey, she’s your Mommy.” He’ll say, “She’s my Honey.” Back and forth, etc.


50 posted on 09/15/2011 12:51:23 PM PDT by tnlibertarian (Don't mend SS, end it.)
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