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Transgender Student Kaeden Kass Banned From All-Male Dorm

| by Michael Allen

Kaeden Kass, who was born a female but feels that she is a male, filed a complaint with the dean of students and the Miami University council after not being allowed to be a residential assistant in an all-male dorm.

According to WLWT-TV, the transgender student said she was offered the same position for a female suite, but said: “The problem is, I’m a male-identified person. As soon as I’m in a space that is all female, my identity gets erased.”

University spokeswoman Claire Wagner CBS Cleveland that the school “takes any complaints of discrimination seriously. We offer on-campus housing specifically for transgender students. We have been doing it on a case-by-case basis.”

“I identify as a male. Although it doesn’t match with what I’ve been told based on my birth certificate … it’s my identity. It’s what I feel and I can’t fight it.”