OAKLAND -- It won't be hospital food for Sasha Fleischman this holiday, but rather a quiet Thanksgiving meal with family members at their Oakland home.

Fleischman, 18, was wearing a skirt and asleep in a rear seat of an AC Transit bus riding home to Oakland on Nov. 4 when a 16-year Oakland High School student took out a lighter and lit Fleischman's skirt on fire, police said. Fleischman, a student at Maybeck High School in Berkeley, was taken to the Bothin Burn Center at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco with second and third-degree burns to the legs.

The teen was released from the hospital Wednesday, just in time for the holiday, Sasha's father said.

Ruth Villasenor, left, joins hundreds of supporters during a march for Sasha Fleischman on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 in Oakland, Calif.  Fleischman  was
Ruth Villasenor, left, joins hundreds of supporters during a march for Sasha Fleischman on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 in Oakland, Calif. Fleischman was seriously burned by another teen while riding on an AC Transit Bus earlier in the month. (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group)

The teen, who often dresses in a skirt, identifies as agender and prefers that people use the pronouns "they' and "their" rather than "he" or "she".

The teen suspected of lighting the fire has been charged as an adult with felony aggravated mayhem and felony assault as well as hate crime clauses and is due back in court on Dec. 20.

On Nov. 14, hundreds of people marched along the route taken by the bus the teen was riding to show their support of Fleischman.

The teen suspected in the attack told a police investigator he committed the crime because he is "homophobic," but his attorney, William DuBois, said his client is "very remorseful" about the incident and didn't intend to seriously harm Fleischman.

Bay City News Service contributed to this report. Contact Kristin J. Bender at kbender@bayareanewsgroup.com. Follow her at Twitter.com/kjbender.