High school student suspended for wearing 'Nobody Knows I'm a Lesbian' T-shirt
For high school student Briana Popour, "it's more than just a shirt." Popour is an openly gay student at Chesnee High School in Chesnee, South Carolina, who was recently suspended for wearing a shirt to that says "no one knows I'm a lesbian." Popour says she wears the shirt to reach out to other gay students.
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High school officials allegedly gave her the choice to change her shirt or go home. When Popour pointed out that clothing displaying one's sexual orientation is not prohibited by the school's "dress code," she was told, "Well, not everything is in the handbook."
When local CBS affiliate, WSPA, reached out to school officials for a comment, they were emailed back with the following: "The shirt was "offensive and distracting" with links to the dress code policy. It says, "Clothing deemed distracting, revealing, overly suggestive or otherwise disruptive will not be permitted."
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