Gender Bender

A cross-dressing teenager must leave, says a school

Fifteen-year-old Alex McClendon was the classic new kid in town. When the lanky 5-ft. 5-in. freshman sashayed into Georgian Country Day School in Carrollton, Ga., heads turned to gaze at her blond coif and perfectly made-up face. Beyond the look, the popular Alex had a flair for style. Nothing could come between her and the Calvins that were her daily uniform. Nothing except the board of trustees at her private school, who "invited" Alex to withdraw. It wasn't just her pierced tongue that rankled, but something she had taken greater pains to conceal: the fact that she is technically--and biologically--a he....

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