Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Settlement Reached between Winnipeg School Division and Transgender Girl

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Settlement Reached between Winnipeg School Division and Transgender Girl

Article excerpt

Human rights complaint settled in transgender case

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WINNIPEG - A human rights complaint has been settled between a Winnipeg school division and the family of a transgender student who wasn't allowed to use the girls' bathroom.

The River East Transcona School Division says in a release that details of the settlement are confidential.

The family of Bella Burgos filed the complaint in 2014, alleging the school division had discriminated against the eight-year-old girl.

They said a parent at Joseph Teres School had confronted the girl and told her not to use the girls' washroom and officials later agreed.

The family eventually moved to B.C. and a hearing had been scheduled for July.

The school division says it became the first in the province earlier this year to publish gender identity guidelines emphasizing the rights of transgender students and staff. …

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