Black Gay Student Suspended for Wearing High Heels to School
1 year ago
Asante Coleman says he was suspended for 3 days.
A 17-year-old Virginia high school student is claiming he was suspended from school for wearing high heels to class.
The student, African American Asante Cotman, who is gay, said he was sent home by school officials after he refused to take off his high heels.
The school officials allegedly said that he was "disrupting the school."
"I wore this jacket right here and my white shirt and my scarf and a pair of cargo pants and the heels," Cotman told WWBT. "I didn't see how it was bothering anyone. I wasn't revealing nothing."
Cotman attends Charles City High School in Charles City County, Virginia.
"I'm not advertising, I'm being myself," Cotman told the station in a separate report. "I want to be able to be a regular student. A gay regular student that attends CCHS."
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