Last week, the Obama administration told schools they need to allow transgender students to experience every aspect of school as the gender they express.

T — we used her first initial to maintain her privacy — is a third-grade student in Los Angeles Unified School District​ who we wrote about Monday.

T began using the girls bathroom this school year, and her teachers refer to her as a girl. Her family felt more comfortable about letting her transition because California is among the strongest states when it comes to protecting the rights of transgender students. Having supportive friends and living in a liberal West L.A. environment also helped.

Read more in the Los Angeles Times.