High school student suspended for wearing 'Nobody Knows I'm a Lesbian' T-shirt

High School Student Suspended Over T-Shirt
High School Student Suspended Over 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."

(Photo courtesy of WCTV)
(Photo courtesy of WCTV)

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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."

A South Carolina high schooler has been suspended after wearing a shirt to school that reads "Nobody knows I'm a...

Posted by WCTV.tv on Thursday, September 10, 2015

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