Male Student Allowed To Wear Dress For Graduation, But No Heels: VIDEO
Despite some initial opposition, Texas student Brandon Navarro will be able to wear a dress to his forthcoming graduation.
Navarro, who is openly gay and describes himself as a cross dresser, was originally informed that he would have to cut his long hair, discard all jewelry and dress in men's slacks for his commencement.
[Navarro] had plans to keep his hair long and wear a fitted dress and heels under his graduation gown until he said a teacher made a comment to him.
“She was like you know you’re gonna have to cut your hair right?” said Navarro.
“I said well they didn’t tell me anything about that. It hasn’t been an issue all year. Why is it an issue now?”
That’s when Brandon’s mom, Mary Trevino, got involved.
“As you can see, he doesn’t have a third eye, he doesn’t have a third arm growing, he’s himself,” said Trevino. “When he dresses up, he dresses up respectfully.”
After a private meeting with his principal, however, Navarro can now dress as he'd like — a form fitting tribal ensemble — but will have to leave his hair extensions, heels and jewels at home.
Watch the KENS-5 report on Navarro's fight, AFTER THE JUMP.