Mississippi school bars lesbian student from wearing tuxedo

Published on October 14 2009 2 Comments
Mississippi school bars lesbian student from wearing tuxedo

A Wesson student is fighting back after being excluded from her high school yearbook for wearing men’s clothing in her class photo.

WLBT reports: Ceara Sturgis, a lesbian teen at Wesson Attendance Center’s high school, chose to have her senior class picture taken wearing a tuxedo. The school has informed her that the photo will not be included in the yearbook.

“It makes me feel like I’m not important enough,” Sturgis told WLBT reporter Katina Rankin. “It’s like I never even went there.”

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The Mississippi ACLU is now involved with Ceara and her mother.

Stay tuned for updates.