Brianna Popour, a high school student in South Carolina, has been suspended after she refused to take off her 'Nobody Knows I'm a Lesbian' T-shirt.
Brianna said that she wore it to reach out to other students who may have been struggling to come to terms with their own sexuality. But when she arrived to Chesnee High School, she claims that she was told to change the tee or go home.
After she refused, arguing that there was nothing in the school's dress code against clothes depicting a student's sexuality, she was suspended.
Brianna's mother Barbara Popour said that her daughter's T-shirt did not breach any of the school policy's rules and hit back at the move, branding it discriminatory.
While her daughter -who is openly gay- has been left upset by decision, for her mother it was about more than a T-shirt: it was about her identity.
“Isn't that what school is supposed to teach you? To be happy with who you are? Maybe people will be more comfortable showing who they are, because you should be able to wear what you want to wear,” Barbara said.
We couldn't agree more with what Brianna's mom said. Because there's nothing better than to be who we really are- and to be proud of that!