Aniya Wolf was kicked out of her prom in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania last week because she dared to wear a suit to prom … or because she’s a Lesbian; or both.
The school, Bishop McDevitt High School, a private, Roman Catholic high school, maintains they had a ruling lined up that all girls attending prom wear a dress, though it appears the new rule came at the last minute, and after Aniya purchased her tuxedo.
Aniya's mother, Carolyn, contacted the school, telling them that she had read the dress code prior to the event but that she "didn't think that it precluded [Aniya] 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.”
And apparently so did Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, who recently extended a ban on city-funded travel to states that have passed anti-LGBT laws, and took to his Facebook page to tell her so:
Aniya, who had been looking forward to prom, went to the dance even after learning about the new rule; once there a school official threatened to call the police if Aniya didn’t leave at once.
Yes, the school threatened to have a student arrested for wearing a suit.
Aniya left before police were contacted, but after Mayor Kenney’s support, another local high school offered to host Aniya Wolf and her date at its prom at the end of May.
Aniya will be there … in a tuxedo.