Breaking News

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 8:50am
Watches & Warnings Warnings

Male TX teen fights to wear dress to prom


POSTED: Friday, February 22, 2013 - 1:34pm

UPDATED: Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 3:14pm

A teenager in Texas is fighting to wear what he wants to his senior prom. He wants to wear a dress, heels and a wig. The boy says his school won't let him.

The wardrobe belongs to him. Zamazal says he's been wearing the head to toe attire as often as he can.

"I actually wore my total ensemble to Miller Outdoor Theater," said Spring High School student Tony Zamazal. "I really didn't accept it in my own mind, that it was okay, until recently. It just became part of me."

Zamazal says he feels more comfortable dressing as a woman, and he was ready to make his big debut at prom.

"When I asked if that was in any way possible that I could, [the assistant principal] just told me no," said Zamazal. "He told me that it just wasn't in the dress code. Women wore dresses, and men wore tuxedos. They had a standard dress code...It was crushing."

But now he's ready to take a stand.

"If I do get to go as a woman, I will be ecstatic," said Zamazal. "It would be devastating because I put myself out there."

Zamazal says he doesn't care what others think about him as long as he gets to be himself.

A school district spokeswoman says the student can fight this but needs to start with his principal. She didn't know the school's dress code details.

Comments News Comments

He is both Dizzy, he is definitely wrong and sick in the head. He learned this behavior, probably from TV shows like queer as folk or any of the other sick shows that are allowed on these days. You let gays as you call them come out of the closet and show their sickness in public and you are opening the door for even sicker people to be able to walk through and bring their perverted ways into public view for all to see, including our children. Is that what you really want, I sure as heck don't.

This kid has no business going to the prom when it is apparent he should be going to a psychiatrist. In my day guy's like this got beat-up so many times by the second grade that you forgot about being a weirdo stand-out and worked to integrate yourself. The one common trait I see in all of this "kind", they seek attention. Whether it be women with a boys haircut, or boys with a woman's voice, they all seek a special recognition for their out of role personality.

Excuse you. You do not see the fact that not only is this restrictive to him, but /People's RIGHTS./ Isn't that what Texas and Texans are all about? The rights of the people and the state? You are not only telling him in a single comment that he is WRONG for being this way, but also accusing of being "Crazy" or "Mentally sick". He is not, he is who he is, and no one should have a bit of say on who he wants to be.

Post new Comment