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CA middle schooler says she was banned from wearing 'LGBTQ' tee on campus

Zavala met with the principal who agreed with the counselor saying it is, “a distraction to other people and their beliefs.”
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An 8th grader in California’s Central Valley says her school made a fuss about her tee shirt which defines the acronym LGBTQ.

Andria Zavala attends Clark Intermediate School in Clovis California and the shirt in question simply reads: “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning,” she says she got it from her mother for Easter. 

Unfortunately, the school wasn’t feeling the pride and a counselor said the top could, “possibly be against the dress code.”

Zavala met with the principal who agreed with the counselor saying it is, “a distraction to other people and their beliefs.”

According to New Now Next the dress code explains, “extreme fashion that draws undue attention to the student” is unacceptable and therefore banned. This also includes “distracting” makeup.

Zavala calls the rule a double-standard because school clubs can wear clothing that endorses their beliefs.

“I also think [the shirt] stands for pride,” she added. “Pride in being unapologetically yourself and not having to apologize for your sexual orientation.”