Male Student Runs For Prom Queen To Show Solidarity With LGBT Students

A straight male high school student in Arizona is planning to wear a dress to his prom and compete for the title of Prom Queen in order to show solidarity with his gay and lesbian classmates, CBS 5 News reports. “I guess you could say that I am standing up for those who maybe weren’t bold enough to stand up before and maybe putting that courage in their hearts a little,” 17-year-old River Flanary told the station. The School District has disqualified Flanary from the contest claiming that “a prom ballot is a write-in ballot that asks students to write in names of girls for queen and names of boys for king.” Watch the report: