This Girl Scout Isn't Just Transphobic—She Doesn't Know What 'Trans' Means This Girl Scout Isn't Just Transphobic—She Doesn't Know What 'Trans' Means
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This Girl Scout Isn't Just Transphobic—She Doesn't Know What 'Trans' Means

by Nona Willis Aronowitz

January 16, 2012

Back in October, seven-year-old Bobby Montoya was denied entrance into a local Girl Scouts troop in Colorado because she was transgender (Montoya was born a boy, but identifies as a girl). Shortly afterward, the Girl Scouts of Colorado spoke out in support of Montoya, reversed the local chapter's decision, and released the following statement:

Girl Scouts is an inclusive organization and we accept all girls in Kindergarten through 12th grade as members...If a child identifies as a girl and the child's family presents her as a girl, Girl Scouts of Colorado welcomes her as a Girl Scout.

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This Girl Scout Isn't Just Transphobic—She Doesn't Know What 'Trans' Means