TransgenderNews: American Academy of Art

Posted: April 19, 2013 in All Things Trans

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A teacher at the American Academy of Art used the wrong pronouns while speaking to a student, and decided to apologize
18 April 2013 | By Joe Morgan
After wronging a transgender student, a teacher bought them a new sketchbook and apologized.
Photo by Artificially Gendered.

A teacher has sent a touching apology to a transgender student.

Colban Clark, a freshman at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, shared a story from class on his TumblrArtificially Gendered.

As reported by Buzzfeed, he wrote: ‘Last Wednesday, one of my teachers that knows I’m trans* was talking to me in front of the class and used the wrong pronouns.

‘Five minutes later she came up to me, handing me a really nice brand new sketchbook and simply said ‘Merry Christmas’ and walked away.

‘I took the sketchbook and said thanks and I opened it up to find a note saying “Sorry I called you a she.” Little things like this…

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