Friday, November 15, 2013
HOUSTON (AP) — A civil rights organization says a South Texas school district has reversed course and will allow a photo of a transgender student in a tuxedo to appear in the teen's high school yearbook.
The Southern Poverty Law Center says that after a Friday afternoon meeting, the La Feria school district decided to include the photo of Jeydon Loredo, who grew up female but now identifies as a male.
Loredo said earlier that the district was not allowing his photograph, saying it violated "community standards."
The law center had threatened to file a lawsuit if a decision allowing the photograph wasn't made by Nov. 21.
Superintendent Raymundo Villarreal says the resolution is in the best interest of the student and the district.
La Feria is about 30 miles east of McAllen.