8-Year-Old Transgender Boy Barred From Cub Scouts
Kristie Maldonado said she was stunned because her son had been a member of Cub Scout Pack 87 in Secaucus for about a month and his transgender status had not been a secret. But some parents complained, an official from the Northern New Jersey Council of Boy Scouts told her — even though her son had been living as a boy for more than a year and was accepted as a boy at school, she said
Joe Maldonado, 8, and his mother Kristie Maldonado, of Secaucus, talk about Joe being kicked out of Cub Scouts because he was born a girl.(Photo: Danielle Parhizkaran/northjersey.com)
“Not one of the kids said, ‘You don’t belong here,’” Maldonado said of the Scouts in the pack.
“It made me mad,” Joe, said. “I had a sad face, but I wasn’t crying. I’m way more angry than sad. My identity is a boy. If I was them, I would let every person in the world go in. It’s right to do.”