Teen wins the right to perform in drag at high school after classmates sign petition

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Teen wins the right to perform in drag at high school after classmates sign petition

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When a student at a private school in Wellington, England, was denied the right to look fabulous at his graduation assembly, his classmates banded together to defend him— almost 300 of them.

Phillipp Penning asked for permission to wear a dress for his graduation assembly, but was denied— it was deemed “informal” and “unrespectable” by their school principal, according to the Justice for Phillipp website. 

His classmates quickly banded together, starting an online petition that gathered 283 signatures within 24 hours. The school granted him permission, and as a result, the world has this precious and fabulous video of Phillipp performing “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor at the assembly:  Read more…

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