A gay student was barred from running for prom queen at Lehman High School in Kyle, just south of Austin.
The administration said that allowing a male to run would discriminate against women if males won both prom king and queen.
Coy Villasenor is identified in a story from Fox affiliate KTBC in Austin as gay.
“I wear foundation, I fill in my eyebrows, I take care of myself how a female should and I mean the king’s title is more masculine and the queen is someone who rules with a gentle hand and that’s how I am,” Villasenor told Fox.
And he wanted to run for queen, but school officials put him in the king category.
“She told me I would have to be identified as a transgender on my driver’s license and have a history of wearing women’s clothes,” Villasenor told the Hays Free Press.
Transgender is not a category on Texas driver’s licenses.
According to the Hays County newspaper, Villasenor lost the election at the prom on Saturday but he said he was happy with the results because a friend of his who supported him became prom queen.
Watch the report below.
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