Oakland Teen Burned in Alleged Homophobic Attack Speaks Out: VIDEO


Sasha Fleischman, the Oakland teen burned in November while riding a city transit bus, is ready to return to school after facing three surgeries.

SFGate reports:

Fleischman came home Wednesday from a San Francisco hospital burn unit after recovering there from second- and third-degree burns suffered when a 16-year-old boy set the teen's skirt ablaze on Nov. 4 while Fleischman was sleeping on an AC Transit bus in Oakland. Fleischman - who was named Luke at birth but now goes by Sasha - identifies as agender, neither female nor male, and police say the attack was at least partially motivated by homophobia.

Fleischman, who wears a skirt, is glad the crime has brought attention to those who identify as agender.

Watch the interview with Fleischman (warning: autoplay), AFTER THE JUMP...