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Boy in Gown Denied Entrance to Prom

technokid88

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GARY, Ind. — A male student who has worn women's clothes to school all year was turned away from his high school prom because he was wearing a dress.

Kevin Logan, 18, went to the West Side High School prom on Friday in a slinky fuchsia gown and heels. He believes officials discriminated against him by not allowing him inside.
"I have no formal pictures, no memories, nothing. You only have one prom," he said.
Logan, who is gay, received an $85 refund for his prom ticket Tuesday but was not satisfied. He said he is considering filing a complaint with the Indiana Civil Liberties Union.
Sylvester Rowan, assistant to Gary Schools Superintendent Mary Steele, said school policy bans males from wearing dresses. Excluding Logan from prom was based on "the dress code, not the student's homosexuality. That's his personal preference."
Tyrone Hanley, the youth program coordinator for the Gender Public Advocacy Coalaiton in Washington, D.C., said he often sees cases like this and called it gender-based discrimination.
"Prohibiting really short skirts for everyone is a fair dress code; prohibiting them for males is not," he said.
Logan said he had spent years defining and exploring his sexuality. This year, he took a major step by dressing as a female every day, wearing makeup, a hair weave, nails and girls' fitted jeans to school.
His mother, Donnetta Logan, said she was not surprised by what she called the ignorance of school administrators.
"I tell Kevin that in society there will be those who accept him and those who won't."

Source: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,196830,00.html
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What do you guys think the school should of done, i think they should of let him in since he was already going to school like this...lol
 
#2
There's always a few of these stories every year. I say if he wants to wear a dress, let him, but make sure he understands and accepts that this will probably draw negative attention since it is unusual behavior.
 

X-Istence

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Petros said:
There's always a few of these stories every year. I say if he wants to wear a dress, let him, but make sure he understands and accepts that this will probably draw negative attention since it is unusual behavior.

If he wore clothes like that to school, he already understood that. They should have let him in.
 

Mainframeguy

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#4
I bet they are sorry they did not let him in.... my guess is there was a little ignorance at the actual door or venue (being English I have little idea what a prom is or how it runs).... but my guess is the school management are wishing he WAS allowed in and they did not have to deal with the likely ensuing publicity
 

damnyank

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#6
If the dress is "within the dress code" for the prom (and it certainly appears it would be), then he should have been permitted to attend.

No different than women wearing those "business suits" (which look like men's suits) to work everyday!

I can not believe Gary, IN school officials are that backwards - I mean he's been in them "girlie jeans" and makeup all year! :suprised:
 

Johnny

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#7
If it was against dress codes for boy to wear dresses to that school; they should have don't something about it during the school year. Not wait till the prom.

I have two words: LAW SUIT !
 

Steevo

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You would hit anything.


I think they were wrong based on the set of standards thay have used throught out the year, and in general.
 

gonaads

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Mainframeguy said:
(being English I have little idea what a prom is or how it runs)....

Prom= Formal dance in High School for the senior class (last year of high school or 12 grade). Also known as Senior Prom.

Usually close to end of Senior year. Also, some High Schools have a Junior Prom. Same difference.

If you happened to have seen the last Harry Potter movie, the formal dance they had.
 

Vanquished

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#13
Hmm
Considering the little amount of money that public schools have, he would't get much.
And if it happened to be a private school, then he wouldn't get anything...
Private schools are bound by no laws (except murder, and other big felonies).
 

technokid88

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Good stuff, was there any guys in dresses trying to get in lol.. if this guy tries to sue he wont get anything, school can say it would cause a disturbance
 

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