Girl Scouts confront request from boy who "identifies as girl"

Posted by JD Uy
October 27, 2011 5:43 AM |

''He's been doing this since he was about 2 years old. He's loved girl stuff, so we just let him dress how he wants, as long as he's happy.... I said, 'Well, what's the big deal?' She said 'It doesn't matter how he looks, he has boy parts, he can't be in Girl Scouts. Girl Scouts don't allow that [and] I don't want to be in trouble by parents or my supervisor."

Felisha Archuleta, mother of Bobby Montoya, a 7-year-old boy who has been denied the opportunity to be a member or the Girl Scouts by a troop leader in Denver, Colorado. According to a 9 News report, Girl Scouts of Colorado issued a statement that said the organization has received a growing number of requests to support transgender kids and indicated they would accept a child whose parents present her as a girl. (9News.com)

The New York Daily News has more details provided by Bobby's grandmother who says that the troop leader was rude and made Bobby cry. She indicates that Bobby will not be returning to that particular troop (NYDailyNews.com).


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