Alabama student was excluded from a yearbook for not wearing a dress

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Holley Gerelds, a senior student at Springville High School in Alabama, is a part of LGBT+ spectrum and prefers to dress masculine. But this innocent habit cost her place in her own school yearbook. Gerelds said that the school’s photographer told her it was fine for her to wear the formal tuxedo, complete with white shirt and bow tie when she told him she would feel more comfortable. When she received the yearbook, her name had the words “not pictured” next to it. She said that she had got so used to such an attitude that she just giggled. Gerelds said she wants to shed light on this issue to ensure other students don’t have to go through what she has. “There’s another girl just like me that wants to wear a tux and she gets to wear a tux or another boy like me or anybody who identifies as anything in the world, that they get to wear what they want. That’s what I want,” she said.

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