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Cross-Dressing Boy allowed to walk at Graduation

Posted by on May. 24, 2012 at 5:46 PM
Jes
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WALLER— A graduating senior from Waller High School will walk across the stage with his classmates after all.

For a few days, Brandon Navarro, who is openly gay, expected to skip commencement because of the way he chooses to dress.

“I honestly consider myself more of a cross dresser,” said Navarro. “There are kids at my school and they are gay, but they keep it under wraps.”
Not Navarro.

He had plans to keep his hair long and wear a fitted dress and heels under his graduation gown until he said a teacher made a comment to him.

“She was like you know you’re gonna have to cut your hair right?” said Navarro. “I said well they didn’t tell me anything about that. It hasn’t been an issue all year. Why is it an issue now?”

That’s when Brandon’s mom, Mary Trevino, got involved. "As you can see, he doesn’t have a third eye, he doesn’t have a third arm growing, he’s himself,” said Trevino. “When he dresses up, he dresses up respectfully.”

Trevino said her son already skipped prom to avoid any hassle and she was worried graduation would be next.

KHOU 11 News called Waller ISD to find out the graduation dress code.
In a letter addressed to all seniors, it states that “Graduation begins with normal school dress code and personal grooming. Senior males are required to wear dress slacks, white shirt, tie and dark shoes.” Males are also required to keep their hair above the collar.

But after our original call to the district, something changed. The principal apparently worked out a solution that will allow Navarro to wear most of his outfit.

They are allowing Navarro to wear his hair long, wear a dress, but will have to leave his hair extensions, earrings and high heels at home.


Source:
 http://www.wfaa.com/news/texas-news/153757405.html
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Mommy_of_Riley
by Jes on May. 24, 2012 at 5:46 PM
I'm proud of this school district!

That sounds like a great compromise!
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Veni.Vidi.Vici.
by on May. 24, 2012 at 5:54 PM
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I have zero issues with cross dressers.

I don't get why the heels and jewelry aren't allowed. Weird.

cjsbmom
by Lois Lane on May. 24, 2012 at 5:56 PM
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Quoting Veni.Vidi.Vici.:

I have zero issues with cross dressers.

I don't get why the heels and jewelry aren't allowed. Weird.

I'm wondering the same thing. They're allowing the dress and hair, etc., but no heels? He's already got over half of the outfit on, just let him wear it all, FFS.

MyJaidon
by on May. 24, 2012 at 5:57 PM
We had a cross dresser in my senior class and I graduated HS in Tennessee. He had on lipstick a weave and heels under his gown.
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Tanya93
by on May. 24, 2012 at 5:58 PM
The gown covers the dress.


Quoting Veni.Vidi.Vici.:

I have zero issues with cross dressers.

I don't get why the heels and jewelry aren't allowed. Weird.


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Mommy_of_Riley
by Jes on May. 24, 2012 at 5:59 PM
From what I understand it was what was agreed upon between the Principle & Navarro

Quoting Veni.Vidi.Vici.:

I have zero issues with cross dressers.

I don't get why the heels and jewelry aren't allowed. Weird.

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afwifeandmommy3
by Bronze Member on May. 24, 2012 at 6:00 PM
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Atleast they found a compromise
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Mommy_of_Riley
by Jes on May. 24, 2012 at 6:00 PM
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Good Point. Maybe that was their deal? Not to make "too big" of a splash...

Quoting Tanya93:

The gown covers the dress.




Quoting Veni.Vidi.Vici.:

I have zero issues with cross dressers.

I don't get why the heels and jewelry aren't allowed. Weird.


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nysa76
by Silver Member on May. 24, 2012 at 6:00 PM

 Let him be who he is for crying out loud!  I'm glad that they made something of a compromise that would allow him to walk down the aisle.  I just wish they'd let him be who he really is.

Mommy_of_Riley
by Jes on May. 24, 2012 at 6:01 PM
Woowee...
You should see some of the comments on the news' Facebook page.

Bigots coming in mass!
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