GREEN, OH (WOIO) - A cross-dressing protest is taking place at a high school in Ohio after a male student was reprimanded for wearing a dress to class.
students are cross-dressing in support of gay rights after sophomore Keegan Carr wore a dress twice in school.
"It was mainly to support gay rights and how people should express how they feel and not be afraid of it, because some people make fun of it," explained Carr.
Carr was warned to change on March 6 because the dress was below the shoulders and violated the school's dress code, even if a female student would have worn it.
"What Keegan did I don't think was wrong and the school made it look like it was wrong," said Kalli Akers, who also cross-dressed on Friday.
Carr wore the same dress again on March 10 and was issued a violation of the school's dress code. A third time means suspension.
School district officials say they don't have a problem with kids supporting gay rights, they just don't want distractions in class.
19 Action News reporter Scott Taylor asked Carr, "I know this started off as partly a joke, but it grew into something bigger and means much more to you."
Carr replied, "Yea it does, as most of my friends are bi or gay."
A total of 10 students cross-dressed on Friday, including Carr, who this time wore a dress above the shoulders.
The district didn't issue any warnings.
Carr's father, Kenny, says he doesn't care if his son wears a dress to class, as long as he follows the rules of the school.