Tony Zamazal, a teen who goes to Spring High School in Texas, is fighting for the right to go to his prom dressed in a long red dress, heels and a curly blonde wig (video below).
According to KHOU-TV, when Zamazal told an assistant principal of his plans, the teen was told he could not go to the prom in female clothes.
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"He told me it just wasn’t in the dress code. [He said] women wore dresses, and men wore tuxedos," Zamazal told KHOU-TV. "It’s not okay to just tell people, they can’t be the way that they are. It’s not just a choice of the way you look. It’s more of who you are."
"If I do get to go as a woman, I will be ecstatic. If I don’t, it would be devastating, because I put myself out there."
A Spring Independent School District spokeswoman told KHOU-TV that Zamazal can fight the decision by taking his request up with the Spring High School principal.