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Transgender High School Wrestler Outed by Coach

Andy Berg

A transgender wrestler at Wilmington (Ohio) High School was allegedly outed by his coach in front of teammates.

Aiden Pogue-Krabacher, who is transgender, reported that wrestling coach Kelly Toliver told the entire wrestling team that Pogue-Krabacher was a girl.

According to a report from the Wilmington Fox affiliate, Fox 19, Pogue-Krabacher told Tolliver that he was not a girl, to which Tolliver replied, “Yes, you are,” and then kicked him out of the locker room, forcing him to change in the girl’s visiting locker room.

The Wilmington School Board confirms that the matter is under investigation. “We don’t discriminate against anyone,” said Wilmington Schools Board president Marty Beaugard. “That’s all I can say right now because everything is still under investigation." 

Pogue-Krabacher was in the sixth grade and still going by the name “Aubry” when he started wrestling. Now a freshman, he is about 70 percent through his transition. He said that he was bullied by other wrestlers and that the coach did nothing about it.

“Not only did Coach Tolliver announce to the entire team that Aiden is transgender, he publicly humiliated him in front of his classmates with privileged, medical information is had no business sharing,” Pogue-Krabacher’s mother said at a school board meeting Monday.

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