Transgender teens often have trouble feeling accepted at school, even if they dont face outright discrimination. Thats why its so uplifting to hear about Thomas Watkins, a 16-year-old bully who respects the gender identity of every student he torments. Whether a kid goes by he, she, or a non-binary pronoun like they or ze, Thomas calls them by their preferred term and mistreats them just as he would any of his cisgender victims.
Thomas doesnt care whats on your birth certificateonly whats in your heart. If a student identities as male, hell call them a wimp-ass mommas boy while knocking their head against a locker. If they identify as female, hell gladly call them a fucking bitch while holding them in a headlock and spitting down the back of their shirt. In a time when we hear about conservative lawmakers banning kids from bathrooms, its heartwarming to know that Thomas will ambush his victims and give them a swirly no matter which bathroom they enter. Beautiful!
Someday, the whole world will accept transgender individuals for who they truly are, but in the meantime, we can count on role models like Thomas. Whether hes forcing teens of all gender identities to eat bugs during recess, smearing dog shit on their bicycle seats, or publicly calling them fat sluts on their Facebook walls, he is a true ally of LGBT rights. Lets hope that more bullies follow this outstanding young mans lead!