Homosexual Student Suspended for Wearing Heels to School

A 17-year-old boy at a Charles City High School in Charles City County, VA has been suspended for refusing to take off a pair of high heels he wore to school, NBC12 reports.

Asante Cotman, who says he is the only openly gay student at school, was ordered take off the shoes because his principal said he was “disrupting the school.”

“I wore this jacket right here and a white shirt and my scarf, a pair of cargo pants and heels,” he said.

The junior said his principal said she’d be happy if he didn’t return to the school. Cotman said after hearing this, he was “done.”

“I felt like I wanted to kill myself,” he said.

Principal Stephanie Crutchfield wouldn’t comment on the situation. Superintendant Dr. Janet Crawley said she wants Cotman to be “comfortable.”

“We want him to enjoy his school environment and we’re going to look out for his rights just like we look out for the rights of any child here.”

Crawley said she’s not sure if the heels are violating the handbook, but “we do have rules about shoes you wear that’s going to cause you to injure yourself. ”

The student feels he’s being mistreated due to his sexuality.

“They suspended me for being gay,” he said.

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  • Jay

    why is it so important for him to wear heels. I don’t understand o_O

  • Wisdom

    C’mon son. You wanted to kill yourself f’real???

  • Tiara

    If a girl can wear heels, why can’t he. If he identifies as gay, he should be allowed. He’s just not comfortable with gym shorts and sneakers and tees like all boys do. Let him be himself

  • Tracy

    @Tiara right

  • Monte

    There’s a place for everything. This isn’t it. He’s doing it for attentions.

  • Troy

    He said he wanted to kill himself cause he couldn’t wear heels??

  • Tez

    If I were him, I’d sue the school

  • William

    we have civil rights heroes who died for their right to get past the gate to get into school. And this kid is fighting to wear heels. We are a lost generation. Wear them outside of school for crying out loud. Is it that serious that you wanted to kill yourself.

  • Leslie

    This is about being comfortable. Someone shouldn’t be singled out. It’s like preventing a Muslim from wearing their head scarf. This boy should not have to hide who he is.

  • Jessica

    He wanna look cute just like the rest of us. let him wear the heels. The principal prolly mad cuz he wear em better than she do.

  • dez

    This nigga gay

  • Amg314

    There was a petition started for Asante Cotman.

    Please sign it and help end homophobia and gender discrimination! Also, please share it with your family and friends so that this petition can be effectively heard. Thank you!

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