A lesbian student at a school in Louisiana says she has been banned from wearing a suit to her prom – and told to wear a dress instead.
Claudetteia Love, a student at Carroll High School in Monroe, Louisiana, was told by the school’s principal that she would not be allowed to wear a suit to the upcoming event.
The student – who is at the top of her class and has already earned a scholarship to a top university – said she was upset that the principal would block her from expressing herself.
She told the News-Star: “I told my mum, ‘They’re using me. They put me in all these honours and advanced placement classes so I can take all of these tests and get good grades and better the school, but when it’s time for me to celebrate the fact that I’ve accomplished what I need to accomplish and I’m about to graduate, they don’t want to let me do it, the way I want to.”