A high school wrestler in Ohio claims his coach outed his transgender identity in front of classmates, which pressured him to quit the team.
Aiden Pogue-Krabacher, a 15-year-old student at Wilmington High School, says Coach Kelly Tolliver told the wrestling team he was a girl. The coach also didnt want Krabacher changing in the boys locker room, WXIX-TV reported.
Krabacher who was born as Aubry insisted he wasnt a girl and then the coach kicked him out, he said. He even had to change in the vesting girls locker room.
We dont discriminate against anyone, Wilmington Schools Board President Marty Beaugard told the TV station, adding that the school board is investigating the incident.
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After Krabachers identity was revealed, he claimed he was being bullied at school, and his mom blamed the coach for not stopping it, according to the station.
Not only did Coach Tolliver announce to the entire team that Aiden is transgender, he publicly humiliated him in front of his classmates with privileged, medical information he had no business sharing, Krabachers mother said at a school board meeting Monday.
Mack Beggs, an 18-year-old transgender wrestler in Dallas, Texas, also went through similar hurdles. His family sued his high school for not letting him compete with boys. Beggs recently won a girls’ high school title for the second year in a row.