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Texas School Relents, Allows Trans Student To Wear A Dress To Prom

zamazalAfter previously denying the request, a high school in Spring, Texas will allow a transgender student to wear a dress, pumps, make-up and a wig to the prom.

In a letter to the American Civil Liberties Union, the Spring School District said that it would allow George “Tony” Zamazal to wear an outfit that appropriately represents her gender expression to the Spring High School prom.

Zamazal has recently started wearing feminine clothes and, according to the ACLU, using feminine pronouns.

When she asked to turn it out as a female and — more importantly, a lady –  at the prom, the assistant principal refused, telling her that “women wore dresses, and men wore tuxedos.”

Tony then asked the principal, who said she would have to consult the school board because it would be a “community decision.”

That’s when the ACLU intervened with a letter explaining that both federal law and the U.S. Constitution protect Tony’s right to wear a dress to prom. Weeks later, Spring School District responded with a letter stating that Tony will be allowed to “wear her choice of feminine attire” as long as it complies with the “prom dress code enforced for all students, specifically female students.”

The school’s change of heart came as a relief to the 19-year-old senior.  “All I wanted was to get to wear a dress to prom, because I wouldn’t have felt comfortable at all showing up in a tux,” said Tony. “I’m so grateful that my school has agreed to let me be myself on such an important night.”

One word: backless. You know what we always say, “leave ‘em gagging.”

By:           Les Fabian Brathwaite
On:           Apr 4, 2013
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  • 6 Comments
    • yaoming
      yaoming

      She might not be the prettiest girl at the prom, but she’ll be the bravest.

      Apr 4, 2013 at 4:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Caleb in SC
      Caleb in SC

      Meh.

      Apr 4, 2013 at 8:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MuscleModelBlog.com
      MuscleModelBlog.com

      Wow, a school in Texas, a state known for its conservatism, is actually giving into LGBTQ rights? I’m shocked…but in a good way, for once.

      Apr 4, 2013 at 9:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kathukid
      Kathukid

      Wow, talk about brave. You go girl!

      Apr 5, 2013 at 11:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Billysees
      Billysees

      Over time, I’ve come to understand, accept and love transgender folks.

      yaoming and Kathukid described her best —

      Brave and bravest.

      Apr 6, 2013 at 6:46 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Raquel Santiago
      Raquel Santiago

      Hell, wish i could have done that for mine….Although im still having arguments with my sister over the football team

      Apr 13, 2013 at 4:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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