Monday, December 7, 2020

A Texas teenager is given in-school suspension for wearing painted nails


A Texas high school senior given in-school suspension for showing up with painted fingernails in violation of a dress code that only lets girls wear makeup and nail polish.

Trevor Wilkinson, 17, who is openly gay, revealed the discriminatory policy in a tweet that railed against the school district. The school district’s current student handbook states men cannot wear nail polish or facial makeup to school.

"Imagine your school not allowing boys to paint their nails and giving boys iss [in-school suspension] for it," he said in a tweet. "And the whole administration being okay with it, homophobic and sexist? welcome to west texas."

I really hope that school district conducts a thoughtful review of its dress code policy and simply remove it.

You can support Trevor signing his petition

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