Small silver lining: I'm in Atlanta. Heard about this story during my drive on the local talk radio channel (same place that hosts Rush, Hannity, et al).
The news team didn't point out they were doing it, but they refused to misgender this kid. Every single pronoun used was male.
Yeah, it's their news team. They normally do straight AP wire, local weather and traffic, but if a conservative leaning talk radio channel in North Georgia of all places can do that, maybe we're not as bad off as we think?
(I know I'm giving praise for doing what they should be doing anyway, but I considered the circumstances worthy of note.)