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Supporters of transgender student protest St. Pius X decision

Transgender St. Pius X student Damian Garcia protests on a 
corner near the school on Monday morning. The school has told Garcia he must wear a white robe, instead of the black worn by the school's male students, because he was legally born a female. (Roberto E. Rosales/Journal)
Transgender St. Pius X student Damian Garcia protests on a corner near the school on Monday morning. The school has told Garcia he must wear a white robe, instead of the black worn by the school's male students, because he was legally born a female. (Roberto E. Rosales/Journal)
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Friends and family of transgender student Damian Garcia stood on a corner near St. Pius X today waving signs in support of the graduating senior.

The school has told Garcia he must wear a white robe, instead of the black worn by the school’s male students, because he was legally born a female.

Garcia legally changed his name last year from Brandi to Damian and said he will not walk if the school forces him to wear a white robe.

An online petition, has gained almost 26,000 signatures so far. The petition will be given to school staff in hopes they will change their minds. Garcia said he doesn’t want this controversy to ruin graduation for his peers.

“Graduation is in two days,” he said. “I don’t have plans to do anything else. I just want everyone else to have a good graduation.

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