Transgender student accuses school of 'stigmatizing' treatment

Story highlights

  • 16-year-old Ashton Whitaker says "school administrators have made my life miserable"
  • Ashton is a transgender student who first made news when he ran for prom king

(CNN)A Wisconsin transgender student who fought his school for the right to run for prom king is suing the school district for the right to be treated like a boy.

Students at Tremper High School in Kenosha rallied around 16-year-old Ashton "Ash" Whitaker in April when the administration denied his request to run for prom king. They staged after-school protests and signed his petition demanding the right to run for prom king.
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