'Transgenderism is a mental disease': Idaho school spirit day ends in bitter LGBT feud
Twin Falls High School is reeling after a school-spirit activity left some students feeling marginalized and sparked harassment of transgender students.
Some students are so upset they haven’t returned to school.
The student council organized the event Friday, a school tradition. In past years, it was a “boys versus girls” day with friendly competitions. But in response to student concerns, student leaders changed it to “blue versus pink” this year in an effort to be more inclusive.
A group of students — including some who are transgender — say they feel targeted after wearing purple shirts to school instead of pink or blue. And messages painted on the school rock over the weekend are raising bigger issues about gender and student acceptance at the high school.