The 11 year old lives in Berlin with her mother as a girl and goes by the name of Alexandra or Alex.
Her father does not agree with her gender identity and wants to force her to grow up as a boy.
Pressure from her father and the Youth Welfare Office in Berlin could result in Alex being taken to a psychiatric institution until she identifies as male.
Her parent’s disagreement on the matter has been cited as the reason for the break-up of their relationship.
The case will be heard by the German Supreme Court.
The petition can be found here http://www.change.org/petitions/mayor-of-berlin-stop-the-institutionalization-of-a-11-year-old-transexual