(VIDEO) Victory! Gay teen suspended over painted nails just defeated his school

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After our story last year at Queer News Tonight, some welcome news out of Clyde, Texas: Trevor Wilkinson, a gay teenager suspended from school for wearing nail polish, has convinced the local school board to introduce and accept a gender-neutral dress code. The Clyde School Board voted this week to accept the new, gender-neutral language in the student handbook. The same standards now apply to students of all genders. Wilkinson said “It is with great honor that I am pleased to announce that Clyde High School’s dress code is officially gender-neutral forever. I’m at a loss of words for the joy I am feeling on this special day. I am so blessed by the support, love, and help I have received through this experience.” Wilkinson made international headlines last year after he received a suspension for wearing nail polish to school. At the time, administrators said that he violated the school’s dress code, which barred males from wearing make-up or nail polish.

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