Transgender high school senior fights to have his name read at graduation
In May 2013, transgender student Isaak Wolfe fought to have his assumed name read aloud at his high school graduation. Isaac fought earlier in the year to campaign to be prom king, but was instead listed as a candidate for prom queen.
At graduation the Central Pennsylvania school district – while letting him wear the boys black cap and gown – decided he would be called by his birth name when he walked across the stage to receive his diploma. Wolfe was glad he brought the issue national attention. “It’s going to make a difference for people in the future,” he said. “That’s what matters most. It’s not today; it’s tomorrow. Don’t be afraid to speak up, because you’ll never see a change.”