Published Online: November 15, 2013

Transgender Texas student's tuxedo photo banned

HOUSTON (AP) — A transgender student says his school district is preventing a photo of him in a tuxedo from appearing in his high school's yearbook.

Jeydon Loredo, who grew up female but now identifies as a male, says his Texas school district is not allowing his photograph because it violates "community standards."

Jeydon's mother, Stella Loredo, says she was told a photograph would be included only if her 18-year-old son wore feminine attire.

The Southern Poverty Law Center says it intends to file a lawsuit if a decision allowing the tuxedo photograph to be included isn't made by Nov. 21.

In a statement, Superintendent Raymundo Villarreal says the district hopes to resolve the issue.


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