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.
"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.