Dex Frier is a 17-year-old transgendered senior who claims he was discriminated against because his school refused to allow him to run for prom king, according to The Pluralist.
Officials at Johnson High School in Gainesville, Georgia pulled Frier into a meeting and gave him the option of either running for prom queen or not running at all. They informed him at that time that the Hall County School District policy and the school district’s superintendent would not allow him to run for prom king because he was not ‘legally male’ and it would be against the policies laid forth.
“Just because I’m not legally male I was going to get excluded from something that every guy has the opportunity to be in high school,” said Frier of the decision. Surprisingly, Frier became overwhelmed with joy when he received a great deal of support from his peers through signed petitions of over 31,000 signatures that accompanied a statement which read, “demonstrate solidarity in the fight for human rights regardless of gender, race, class, or any other perceived difference.”