Family of Boy Who Wears Dresses Sues Education Department
A 5-year-old named Leo sat surrounded by toys on the floor of his bedroom in Brooklyn this week marked with some classic little-boy touches: hair in his eyes and a scab on one knee.
The outfit he had chosen for himself that day was less stereotypical: pink cowboy boots, dusty pink shorts and a denim vest that showed off the temporary rose tattoo on his tiny biceps.
Leo is a boy, and since before he could speak, his parents said, he has gravitated toward things traditionally associated with girls — he loves pink and Barbies and anything that sparkles. He likes to wear dresses. His parents describe him as “gender expansive,” and in the liberal enclave of Park Slope, Brooklyn, where Leo has lived all his life, he has encountered far less resistance than he might have elsewhere. . .