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Published on December 30th, 2011 | by Wild Gender

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Male-Identified Teen Is Barred From Wearing Stilettos (VIDEO)

Tyreese May, a male-identified student at Niagra Falls High School in New York was threatened with suspension after wearing a pair of stilettos to school. He twirled in the parking lot  of his school today before a group of 20 protesters, some of whom brandished homemade posters that read: “Heels For One And All.”

According to Niagra Falls administration, May’s choice of footwear was “distracting,” despite the fact that several female-identified classmates were wearing a similar pair of heels. One such administrator claimed the issue was not about gender, but was instead safety-related, “in case of fire” he remarked.

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