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Teen Quits High School Rather Than Stop Cross-Dressing

16-year-old Jonathan Escobar of Kennesaw, GA, was told by his high school to dress "more manly," so the teen who expressed himself by donning wigs and wearing makeup decided to drop out rather than put up with the dictates.

I think Jonathan looks like an eccentric Hitchcock heroine, and I don't see how this is any different from a teen dressing up goth or emo. (Would they get away with telling a butch girl to dress more feminine?) What do you think about the school's claim that he was causing a commotion with his looks — are they being too conservative about gender?

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sweetpeabrina sweetpeabrina 6 years
I'm in Georgia and Jonathan was on with Q100 the other morning. http://www.q100atlanta.com/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=6HJJpGlXCYQ%3d&tabid=227 the first part of the segment is another bit but the last part is the interview with him. He states that he's not transgender and this is just performance art to him (a la Lady Gaga). Also, the issue at hand is not just his dress, it's also the use of the girl's bathroom. I wish Tres had posted the full story.
amcminn amcminn 6 years
That would be great thanks. Have a great day!!!
lilkimbo lilkimbo 6 years
Good, I'm glad you're not upset! I'm at work now, but I'll pm you this weekend with some interesting links if you'd like!
lilkimbo lilkimbo 6 years
Good, I'm glad you're not upset! I'm at work now, but I'll pm you this weekend with some interesting links if you'd like!
amcminn amcminn 6 years
Not upset. I am done discussing no point in dragging this on and getting upset, I had some different views and you changed some and I'm glad you did. If you can change one persons views with communication imagine what can happen to a whole community if people would stop and communicate instead of fighting.
amcminn amcminn 6 years
opps,, I meant opinions as you do.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 6 years
Amc, I'm not attacking you in the least. I'm sorry you're getting so defensive. Maybe you're too in the moment and you should step back and read this tomorrow or the next day, once you've had some time to cool off.
amcminn amcminn 6 years
Who's the attaker here,, me or you? I already did this song and dance time to move on. Not everyone is going to have the similar views or opinions and you do. I did say I see your views and you changed mine. Anything else you want to attack ME on?
amcminn amcminn 6 years
Who's the attaker here,, me or you? I already did this song and dance time to move on. Not everyone is going to have the similar views or opinions and you do. I did say I see your views and you changed mine. Anything else you want to attack ME on?
lilkimbo lilkimbo 6 years
I'm not getting anything twisted. By saying your kids can't be exposed to this in a public school, you are saying he can't dress like this in a public school. You're the one who is trying to twist things around, but nice try at subtly attacking me again.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 6 years
I'm not getting anything twisted. By saying your kids can't be exposed to this in a public school, you are saying he can't dress like this in a public school.You're the one who is trying to twist things around, but nice try at subtly attacking me again.
amcminn amcminn 6 years
I meant my kids, no anyone else. When my kids are old enough and should ask I would tell them. Don't get it twisted.
amcminn amcminn 6 years
I meant my kids, no anyone else. When my kids are old enough and should ask I would tell them. Don't get it twisted.
amcminn amcminn 6 years
That's me, anon by the way, became a member to get a little more educated.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 6 years
OK, then you are trying to restrict the way someone else should live, plain and simple.
amcminn amcminn 6 years
I am not changing my tune, I do see your views maybe changed my view of things a little. But, I did state previously " I don't believe, I should explain to them what this mean NOW, but if and when they ask I would tell them and I would be honest."
lilkimbo lilkimbo 6 years
Your original reasoning dealt with not having to explain to your children that there are people of different sexuality and you have suddenly chosen to focus on your dress code idea, which was initially mentioned in passing. I can only hope that you have genuinely changed your mind.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 6 years
I didn't misunderstand, you're changing your tune late in the game.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 6 years
Anon, why don't you register and I'll send you a lengthy pm explaining what it means to be transgendered. As I stated, it's not something that can be explained well through the format. Actually, it's something that's difficult to explain at all through something like the Internet. If you're truly interested in learning more about it, you should seek out some books, documentaries, etc. 20/20 did a show about being transgendered about a year ago. That would probably be a good place to start. And, I don't really know how else to say it, but don't you see that by stating that this kid shouldn't be able to express his gender as he sees fit, you are discriminating against him?
lilkimbo lilkimbo 6 years
Anon, why don't you register and I'll send you a lengthy pm explaining what it means to be transgendered. As I stated, it's not something that can be explained well through the format. Actually, it's something that's difficult to explain at all through something like the Internet. If you're truly interested in learning more about it, you should seek out some books, documentaries, etc. 20/20 did a show about being transgendered about a year ago. That would probably be a good place to start.And, I don't really know how else to say it, but don't you see that by stating that this kid shouldn't be able to express his gender as he sees fit, you are discriminating against him?
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