Trans Teen Told He Has to Run for Prom Queen
A high school student in Pennsylvania has been receiving an outpouring of support from the online equal rights community after he was denied a bid to be his school’s prom king, according to The Huffington Post.
Issak Wolfe, a senior at Red Lion Area Senior High School in York County, Pennsylvania, told The York Dispatch that his transition from female-to-male had been relatively positive up until this incident. Wolfe alleges school principal Mark Shue put his name under prom queen instead of prom king.
Wolfe told the York Daily Record that the incident has left him “humiliated” since he had already passed out fliers and hug posters promoting himself for prom king.
“If I would have known they would’ve done that, I probably would have opted out,” Wolfe told the York Daily Record. “What bothers me the most is they never told me.”
The Southern York County School District’s policy manual states that “The district shall provide to all students, without discrimination, course offerings, counseling, assistance, employment, athletics and extracurricular activities.” The policy also says that all students should have access to “review of programs, activities and practices to ensure that all students have equal access and are not segregated except when permissible by law or regulation.”
Phone calls left with the School District were not returned at press time.
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Southern York County School District’s Nondiscrimination in School and Classroom Practices by Ryan Dixon