Teen Gets Permission to Wear A Tuxedo in Her Yearbook Photo
Seventeen-year-old Sarah Lloyd says that she's known she was gay since the third grade. The Arkansas teen doesn't feel comfortable in women's clothing, and as a result, Sarah asked her school to allow her to wear a tuxedo in her yearbook photo. Usually only boys wear tuxes while girls wear drapes.
At first, Sarah's high school said no way.
"If we got away from that what would be next," asked Crittenden County Schools Superintendent Don Johnston. "Would we have someone who was a baseball player say I want to take my picture wearing a uniform? Or someone who says I'm a cowboy. I want to wear a cowboy outfit."
But Sarah made a strong point -- she wasn't asking to wear anything drastically different; she was requesting to wear an option already offered.
Eventually the Marion High School senior was told she could wear a tuxedo, and now she's hoping other gay and lesbian teens will too stand up for what makes them feel comfortable.
"I feel if I was wearing the drape I'd be someone that I wasn't and I'm really not down for all that," Sarah says. "I wanted to show the school I'm not out to please them and I am who I am. They just need to accept it."