Friday, May 20, 2016

Good News Friday: Mayor to Lesbian Kicked Out of Prom: “I Love Your Suit”

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.


the dogs' mother said...

I remember Youngest Son getting ready for the prom. The Engineer and Oldest Son were unavailable and all of us girls and moms attempting to get his bow tie done. It was a group effort.

anne marie in philly said...

she was probably more covered up than most of the other girls. fucking sux; but YAYZ for our mayor for coming through!

Sadie J said...

Wow. Glad we didn't have rules like that when I was in school. I had a friend that wore a tux and I wore a suit. It was light blue, true, but it wasn't a dress! And no one threatened us with a police escort!

Helen Lashbrook said...

Don't go to a Catholic school; most of the staff seem to be rabid anti-anyone who doesn't conform to their ideology. Good on the mayor and good on the other school

redsrantsandraves said...

Alrighty then...let's hear it for the little lesbian in a suit! I think she looks pretty spiffy, too!
Good for his honor the Mayor of Harrisburg!!