A UK student started a protest that successfully led to his school overturning a ban on drag, the Huffington Post has reported.
“The teacher who was helping us was very impressed by the performance and suggested I did something related to that,” said Penning, 16.
“I thought this was a brilliant idea. However, when I spoke to the other teachers about wearing a dress for the Leavers’ Assembly and possibly even wearing drag, they said they needed to think about it.
“That same day I was stopped before I left the building and was told I couldn’t.”
Penning and fellow students protested with a website and petition calling for the school to overturn the ban.
The petition received 283 signatures, and the school agreed to allow Penning to wear the dress.
Penning wore a tight red dress and heels to the end of school celebration last week, and performed Gloria Gaynor’s ‘I Will Survive’.