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Success! A transgender teacher in Oregon, Leo Soell, just won a $60,000 settlement after their fellow teachers refused to his their proper pronoun of “they.” Rather, the teaches consistently called Leo “she.”

The fifth grade teacher, who does not identify as either male or female,  also claimed that the other teachers conspired to prevent Leo from using the only gender-neutral bathroom.

How ridiculously malicious!

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Although found “no evidence” of harassment, Leo was awarded a settlement for emotional damages.

“I actually feel safe now. There will always be people who push the boundaries, but I’m not worried about them anymore because I know that my district supports me,” Leo said according to Oregon Live.

Lena Finkel is the Editor and Founder of Femestella. Prior to starting Femestella, she worked at People, InStyle, and Tiger Beat. Her favorite Housewife is Bethenny Frankel (by far!), but when she’s not watching RHONY, you can probably find her hanging with her kitty Tom or tweeting at Sen. Chuck Schumer.