Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Makeup is Allowed for All Students at West Tennessee High School

Posted By on Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 3:23 PM

Last week, Lexington, Tennessee teen Kasey Landrum was given three days of in-school suspension for wearing make-up to school. After the story made national headlines, the Henderson County School Board reversed its policy to allow all students to wear makeup, if they so desire.

Landrum said his principal at Lexington High School in Henderson County said his purple eyeshadow violated the school's dress code policy. He said principal Steve Lindsay yelled at him and told him to go outside the school building.

Kasey Landrum
  • Kasey Landrum

The story made national news over the weekend, including a story in the U.K.'s Daily Mail and on Perez Hilton's blog, who called the situation "dreadful." The Tennessee Equality Project and LGBTQNation intervened, and Landrum's suspension was reversed.

According to a story on Pink News,"the 16-year-old said he has suffered from depression in the past by not being able to express himself at school."

"I’m proud of myself for being as comfortable as I am, but sometimes I wish I was straight," Landrum said.

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