Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 5:11 pm (Updated: May 23, 5:27 pm)
The Associated Press
ALBUQUERQUE — A transgender student at an Albuquerque high school has skipped his graduation over a dispute about what color robe he had to wear.
Officials at St. Pius X Catholic School insisted that because Damian Garcia was born as a girl, he must wear a white robe along with the other girls at Wednesday’s graduation ceremony.
Garcia wanted to wear a black robe like other male students.
He was named Brandi until legally changing his name last year.
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