In Pennsylvania, a lesbian high schooler was asked to leave her prom because she wore a suit instead of a dress.
Aniya Wolf’s gender expression was never a problem before. But at the last minute, her school sent out an email stating that girls had to wear dresses in order to be admitted to the prom.
Wolf’s mom called the school. “I told them that I had read the dress code that was given to the students and I didn’t think that it precluded her from wearing a suit. I said that this was very unfair, particularly at the last minute. We had gone out and bought a new suit. I think my daughter is beautiful in a suit,” Carolyn Wolf said.
Wolf had been looking forward to this night for so long, she decided to go over anyway but was thrown out.
“I think my experience shouldn’t be any different than anyone else’s because of something I was born with,” she said outside of her prom.
She said a school official took her by the arm and said she was going to call the police, so Wolf left.